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Report: No major side effects among vaccinated teens, initial data suggests

A young Israeli receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Petah Tikva, on July 19, 2021. (Flash90)
A young Israeli receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Petah Tikva, on July 19, 2021. (Flash90)

Initial data from 200,000 Israeli teenagers aged 12-15 who got vaccinated against the coronavirus indicates the shot have no major side effects, and almost no side effects in general, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

The report says health official were most worried about cases of myocarditis — an inflammation of the heart muscle — but that just one to three such cases were observed among the 200,000 vaccinees, a normal rate.

However, the report stresses that more data is needed with a larger sample to make definite conclusions.

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