A 17-year-old student, who despite having contracted COVID (CCP Virus) and recovered from it, was diagnosed with heart problems shortly after receiving the vaccine, his father told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, July 6.

The young man’s father, Fabio Berlingieri, said his son was vaccinated on June 15 with his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine for the CCP virus, and about a week later developed symptoms of a heart condition.

He further explained that his son had already contracted the virus and had fully recovered, but the school required him to be vaccinated in order to attend and to play football.

When the teenager began complaining that “his heart was hurting every time he had a heartbeat,” Berlingieri thought his son had pulled a muscle while playing sports, but when the symptoms persisted, he took him to the medical ward.

The doctors performed an electrocardiogram and, although they found no abnormalities, they advised him to see a cardiologist. So the next day, the cardiologist performed an ultrasound, which also found nothing, and blood tests. After three days of waiting for the results, the bad news came. 

Berlingieri said the doctors called him to tell him, “your son has to get to the emergency room today,” and he told them that that day was his graduation party and that he could possibly go later, but the answer was blunt: “They said, ‘no, he has to go now.'”

“His troponin levels were off the charts,” Berlingieri explained, adding that his son was in the hospital receiving care for a couple of days. He also mentioned that the last visit to the cardiologist showed that the teenager’s EKG was ‘a little off.”

“What happened, I guess, is the oxygen doesn’t get in those areas. So it has to heal,” said the concerned father about his son’s current situation, adding that he now has to be very careful not to do anything strenuous so that his heart rate doesn’t increase and put him in danger of a heart attack.

Berlingieri lamented that his son missed his prom and that all the things he loves, like playing football and surfing, he can’t do because of the heart complaint he got from the vaccine.

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Nicole Saphier, who appeared in the interview with Berlingieri, commented on how the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and media outlets like the New York Times downplayed the data on the adverse effects of vaccines in adolescents, calling it “irresponsible.”

Saphier said they “cherry-pick the way that they present the data,” and do so in an all-or-nothing approach, saying that “either adolescents are fully vaccinated or every single one of them is going to get COVID-19.”

He added that more consideration should be given to potential adverse effects, such as myocarditis and other heart inflammation problems, when deciding who should be vaccinated, and that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) should take a closer look at vaccines before recommending their universal use.

Regarding the natural immunity acquired after contracting the virus, as Berlingieri recounted about his son, Saphier said, “Well, unfortunately, they still continue to deny natural immunity having a robust protection, and the truth is it does.” 

“Fabio, for himself and his family likely still had positive antibodies.He likely didn’t need the vaccine right now. And here he is not even able to play soccer because he got the vaccine for soccer,” the Fox News contributing physician added. 

Pfizer’s vaccine is currently licensed for use in children as young as 12 years old. But according to a senior lab executive, younger children, aged five to 11, could be candidates to receive it in September or October.

As reported by Children Heald Defence on 25 June, the FDA added a warning to the fact sheets, as advised by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices, for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, indicating an increased risk of myocarditis and pericarditis, particularly after the second dose and with the onset of symptoms within days of vaccination.

And as the media also reports, the most recent data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) reports that there have been a total of 1,576 cases of myocarditis and pericarditis between 14 December and 28 June. Of those 1,576 cases, 1,001 are attributed to Pfizer, 523 to Moderna and 48 to J&J’s COVID vaccine.