New Zealand woman dies after receiving Pfizer vaccine

Getty Images Heart inflammation is a "very rare" side-effect of the Covid vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna New Zealand has reported what it believes to be its first death linked to the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

European regulators say myocarditis is a "very rare" side effect and that the vaccine's benefits outweigh the risks.

The official cause of death has not yet been determined.

The European Medicines Agency has highlighted myocarditis as a "very rare" side effect of the Covid vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna, adding that the side-effects were more common in younger men.

Symptoms of myocarditis can include new onset chest pain, shortness of breath and an abnormal heartbeat.

A recent spike in Covid cases, attributed to the Delta variant, has put large parts of the country into lockdown.


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