Only 25 myocarditis incidences detected post-Covid jab, says Noor Hisham

Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says a vaccine safety study conducted by the Institute for Clinical Research, National Institutes of Health has shown that the absolute incidence rate of myocarditis per million doses administered was 0.9 for Comirnaty recipients, 0.5 for CoronaVac and 0.7 for Oxford-Astra Zeneca vaccines. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 15, 2022.

ONLY 25 cases of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) were detected within 21 days post-Covid-19 vaccination, out of 433,674 admissions to 216 hospitals between February and September 2021.

Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the total, 14 cases were related to the Covid-19 Comirnaty vaccine manufactured by Pfizer, nine were associated with CoronaVac (Sinovac) and two more involving a vaccine manufactured by Oxford-AstraZeneca.

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