The Health Ministry of Israel made a conclusion that the possibility exists of the link between the second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and dozens of cases of myocarditis of the men under the age of 30 as The Times of Israel reported.
According to the ministry, from December 2020 until May 2021, 275 cases of myocarditis were registered all over the country. 148 of them occurred when a person received the dose of vaccine. Soon, after the first dose, 27 cases were registered, including 11 people with the earlier existed disease, among 5,401,150 vaccinated people. However, the cases of myocarditis increased up to 121, including 60 people with the earlier existed disease, among 5,049,424 people who received the second dose.
The disease became evident within 30 days after the second dose of the vaccine. The ministry stated that the majority of affected people are men under the age of 30; especially at the age of 16-19.
The majority of cases of myocarditis were minor: patients were discharged from the hospital in four days as usual. However, one lethal case was reported.
The report of the ministry noted that the link between the vaccine and myocarditis decreases with aging.
These conclusions are important as Israel has to make a decision on the permission of the vaccination of teenagers at the age of 12 up to 15 soon.
Some experts in healthcare suppose to provide only one dose for youth to avoid side effects from the second dose.
As we reported, the reports on the side effects of the vaccines make 1,436 after almost a million injected doses in Ukraine.
Besides, 18,884 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 in Ukraine on June 1.