TGA reports 12 cases of myocarditis in teens after Pfizer vax

The risk in adolescents appears to be in line with that reported in North America, paediatrician says

Twelve children aged between 15 and 17 are among those reported with suspected heart inflammation after having the Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccination, according to the TGA’s latest safety update.

Teenager getting COVID vax

The report comes as vaccination of 12-to-15-year-olds is set to begin on Monday.

The cases — 10 boys and two girls — are among 370 reports of suspected myocarditis and/or pericarditis made to the TGA up to 7 September from an estimated 10.7 million Pfizer