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Later this week the CDC will gather for an emergency meeting to discuss reports of heart inflammation in mostly boys and young men after receiving a COVID vaccine.  ABC27 contact Dr. Nancy Mimm, who leads Harrisburg University’s master-of-science in nursing program., to discuss the issue. 

She noted for ABC27 that it’s important to look at the big picture first. More than 309 million vaccines have been administered. As of Thursday, the CDC reports 275 cases of that inflammation in 16 to 24-year-olds.

“As a scientist and as a nurse and someone that focuses on population health, I am still completely comfortable with the vaccines. I would still tell my family to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Nancy Mimm, assistant professor of nursing and population health at Harrisburg University.

Watch the ABC27 interview here.

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