Covid-19 vaccine benefit clearly outweighs heart inflammation risk increase - research

A Radio NZ article.

Heart inflammation may be a rare side effect of the Pfizer vaccine, particularly for young men, Medsafe says, but the Covid-19 vaccine is safer than the alternative.

Drugs and medical devices regulator Medsafe released an alert yesterday warning of an increased risk of myocarditis and pericarditis – inflammation of the heart muscle and the membrane that surrounds the heart – in Pfizer vaccinees.

It appears much more likely to affect men and boys aged under 30, particularly after being given the second dose.

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