Matthew Daley, MD, tells New York Times U.S. COVID-19 vaccines remain safe

Despite reports of heart problems following COVID-19 vaccination, the benefits of the vaccines continue to greatly outweigh the risks, Matthew F. Daley, MD, pediatrician with the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, told The New York Times.

“To date, the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the U.S. have demonstrated a high degree of safety,” Dr. Daley said in the article, “Heart Problems After Vaccination Are Very Rare, Federal Researchers Say.”

Dr. Daley is a senior investigator with the Institute of Health Research at Kaiser Permanente Colorado and a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which provides advice and guidance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the use of vaccines in the United States.

According to the CDC, the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may have caused heart problems — myocarditis and pericarditis — in more than 1,200 Americans, including about 500 younger than age 30; but the side effect is very uncommon, with 12.6 cases reported per million second doses administered.

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