- Florida Surgeon General Recommends Against mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines for Males Aged 18–39
by Mimi Nguyen Ly, https://www.theepochtimes.com/
Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo announced new guidance on messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines on Oct. 7, specifically recommending against administering mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to males aged 18 to 39.
Messenger RNA is the technology utilized by both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the most administered vaccines in the United States and a number of other countries. The new guidance follows a Florida Department of Health analysis to evaluate vaccine safety, the department said in a bulletin.
The statewide analysis of vaccinated Florida residents aged 18 years or older (pdf) found an 84 percent increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related deaths among males aged 18–39, within 28 days of mRNA vaccination.
“Non-mRNA vaccines were not found to have these increased risks,” the Florida Department of Health noted. Given the high level of global immunity to COVID-19, the benefit of vaccination with mRNA vaccines “is likely outweighed by this abnormally high risk of cardiac-related death among men in this age group,” the department said.