The U.S. Defense Department is tracking 14 cases of heart inflammation, or myocarditis, in soldiers who developed the condition after receiving either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, reports Military.com.
This, “following a number of reports from Israel of patients developing the inflammation in conjunction with receiving vaccines, the Israeli Health Ministry is exploring a possible link, Israel’s Channel 12 reported Friday.”
Of the 14 cases, one patient, who tested positive for COVID-19 three months ago, developed myocarditis after their first dose of vaccine. The remaining 13 patients developed myocarditis after their second vaccine doses. Eleven received the Moderna vaccine; three received the Pfizer.