ATAGI spells out which cardiac conditions warrant caution with Pfizer vax

Risk–benefit needs to be weighed for certain patients before inoculation with mRNA vaccines, experts say

Young people with dilated cardiomyopathy and any patients with severe congenital heart disease should consult a GP or other specialist before getting Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, ATAGI says.   


The group has published the first Australian guidance on myocarditis and pericarditis following administration of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, such as Pfizer’s or the soon-to-be-used Moderna vaccine.   

The guidance, co-produced with the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, stresses the benefits of the vaccine are