Post-Pfizer vax myocarditis most prevalent in teens: TGA

Teenage boys appear to be at particular risk after the second dose, although the absolute risk is small

The small rate of myocarditis following administration of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is highest among adolescents, according to the TGA’s latest safety report.

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Teenage boys appear to be at particular risk after the second dose although the absolute risk is low, the regulator says, a finding which has also been observed in the US, Israel and other countries.

More than a third of Australians aged 12-15 have already received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine since eligibility was expanded to this

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