The CDC Now Says You Should Wait Longer Between Vaccine Doses To Reduce Risk Of Heart Inflammation

It seems like the CDC is always moving the goalposts and changing the official recommendations for mask mandates and coronavirus vaccines. Yet again, the CDC is considering making another change to vaccine guidance.

By Gina Florio1 min read
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may recommend that you wait a little bit longer in between the doses of the coronavirus vaccine because apparently placing the shots too close to one another can increase your likelihood of heart inflammation.

The CDC Is Thinking about Making This Recommendation for Adults 18 and Up

Dr. Sara Oliver, a CDC official, confirmed on February 4 that extending the time between coronavirus vaccine shots will reduce the risk of myocarditis. Spacing them out by eight weeks will apparently result in this lower risk for heart inflammation. This recommendation would only apply to Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines for people over the age of 18, as well as to the Pfizer for people 12 and older.

However, this advice does not apply to immunocompromised people. The CDC still recommends these group of individuals receive four doses and that they opt in for their fourth shot three months after the third.

Myocarditis mostly affects young men, but the CDC hasn't commented yet on whether this suggestion was created to specifically protect this demographic.

The CDC hasn't made this their official recommendation yet; as of now, it's a suggestion that is merely being discussed by officials. But it does make you wonder just how prevalent and dangerous myocarditis can be to people who take every single dose of the coronavirus vaccine.