U.S. CDC delays meet on heart risk from COVID-19 shots due to Juneteenth holiday


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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday put off its meeting to discuss the occurrence of myocarditis among people who received COVID-19 shots due to the Juneteenth national holiday.

Advisers to CDC were set to meet on Friday to assess the possibility of a link between rare cases of heart inflammation and mRNA COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

The discussion will be rescheduled to be included as part of its meeting from June 23-25, the CDC said. (Reporting by Amruta Khandekar; Editing by Arun Koyyur)