More than 100 Ontario youth sent to hospital for vaccine-related heart problems: Report

Toronto Sun

Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. PHOTO BY DADO RUVIC /REUTERS

There were 106 incidents of myocarditis/pericarditis in Ontarians under the age of 25. That’s slightly more than half of the total of all such incidents. PHO adds that the reporting rate for heart inflammation in those 18-24 was seven times higher with Moderna than with Pfizer. While PHO initially worked with reports of 314 such incidents, upon further investigation they narrowed that number down to just over 200.

When broken down by the number of overall people who have received the vaccines, the reporting rate for this side effect is 7.4 per million for Pfizer and 20 per million for Moderna. The highlights section of the PHO report conclude with a note that «COVID-19 vaccines continue to be recommended and are highly effective at preventing symptomatic infection and severe outcomes from COVID-19 disease, which is also associated with a risk of myocarditis».

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Source: Anthony Furey | Toronto Sun

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