Health officials in Israel are investigating the possible connection of a heart inflammation side effect with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Bloomberg reported Monday.
An Israeli pandemic response coordinator, Nachman Ash, explained in an interview with Radio 103FM that the government is investigating 62 incidents of heart-muscle inflammation that could be connected to Pfizer’s vaccine, according to Bloomberg.
Ash told Reuters it is unclear whether the 62 reported cases of heart inflammation are unusually high or directly connected to the Pfizer vaccine. Most of the cases affected people below or up to age 30, Reuters reported.
The inflammation of the heart muscle is also known as Myocarditis, which can be triggered by a viral infection or a reaction to a drug, according to the Mayo Clinic. (RELATED: What Are The Side Effects Of The COVID-19