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COVID-19: Israel finds possible link between vaccine, myocarditis cases

The findings have been transmitted to the Health Ministry’s Director-General Chezy Levy, as well as to the US Food and Drug Administration and Pfizer.

By ROSSELLA TERCATIN   APRIL 25, 2021 09:50

About one in 100,000 people who received the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine suffered from myocarditis – an inflammation of the heart muscle – a preliminary report redacted by the committee of experts tasked by the Health Ministry to monitor the inoculation’s side effect has found, Channel 12 reported on Friday.

The researchers also stressed that more research is needed to confirm the connection between the vaccine and the phenomena.

The leaked document showed that most cases were reported among young men aged 18-30. A total of 62 cases of myocarditis have occurred so far in Israel around the time of the vaccination, 56 of them after the second dose. Some 55 cases occurred among men.

Without treatment, myocarditis can lead to cardiac arrhythmia and even death.

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