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Israel reports dozens cases of myocarditis after second dose of Pfizer vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the Israeli Health Ministry, the majority of cases of were reported among people up to age 30
16:43, 26 April 2021

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On Sunday, the Health Ministry of Israel stated about dozens of cases of heart inflammation determined among over 5 million people mostly vaccinated by the second dose of the Pfizer drug as Reuters reported.

"The Health Ministry is currently examining whether there is an excess in morbidity (disease rate) and whether it can be attributed to the vaccines," Israel's pandemic response coordinator Nachman Ash said.

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According to him, the majority of cases were reported among people up to age 30. It will be difficult to determine a link between heart disease and vaccination because myocarditis might be caused by different viruses. The same number of heart inflammation cases was registered in the previous years.

The Pfizer Company stated that it supports regular contacts with the Health Ministry of Israel for support of data about its vaccine.

Related: Minister of Health says how many Covid-19 vaccine doses Ukraine receives in April and May

As we reported, 40 people have died in the UK after being vaccinated with Pfizer, while 22 people have died after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca.

 

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