Mom of Conn. Teen Speaks After Son Suffers Heart Condition Days After COVID-19 Vaccine

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“I wouldn’t want any other parent to go through what we’ve been through,” said Rachel Hatton, after her 17-year-old son was diagnosed with a heart condition days after receiving the COVID vaccine.

by Jennifer Joas

At least 18 teens and young adults in Connecticut have shown symptoms of heart problems after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, acting health commissioner Dr. Deirdre Gifford said Monday.

Gifford said all but one of the young adults hospitalized for signs of heart problems have been released. Four of those young residents were hospitalized at Yale New Haven Health and three at Connecticut Children’s.

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