Death linked to Pfizer vaccine in New Zealand; govt says benefits outweigh risks

PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2021 01:40 PM IST
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  • In a grim development regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, New Zealand recorded its first death linked to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, as per reports. An independent vaccine safety monitoring board reviewed the death and considered myocarditis to be the cause of death. Myocarditis is a known rare side-effect of the Pfizer jab. The condition can limit the heart's ability to pump blood, and can cause changes in the heartbeat rhythm. The board also noted that other medical issues occurred at the same time, which may have influenced the outcome of the vaccination. Watch the full video for more.

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