[Ed. – The link with myocarditis and pericarditis mirrors findings in the U.S. The side-effect is rare; the U.S. has yet to require a side-effects warning. Most likely sufferers are young adult men.]
Europe’s drug regulator has found a possible link between very rare heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, it said on Friday, stressing that the benefits of the shots outweighed any risks.
The conditions, myocarditis and pericarditis, must be listed as side-effects of the two mRNA vaccines, the safety committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said, adding that such cases primarily occurred within 14 days of inoculation.
It said cases occurred more often after the second dose and in younger adult men. This is in line with U.S. findings last month.