The Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is being blamed for the death of a 26-year old New Zealander.

Local health officials did not identify the man. He died from myocarditis in January and did no seek medical attention.

Officials concluded that the vaccination was responsible for his death, making it the least second such death in the country. Other deaths could have been caused overseas.

Officials in America, New Zealand, the UK and elsewhere around the globe have found the Covid vaccines to be safe and reliable. Although myocarditis is a serious risk, experts agree that it is very rare and worth the effort.

A 26-year-old man from New Zealand died of myocarditis that

Myocarditis was a disease that afflicted a 26-year old man in New Zealand. Officials attributed the death to Covid vaccination. This is the least severe form of myocarditis in this island country. Pictured: An Auckland health worker administers the Covid vaccine on October 16.

Health officials, including the CDC, have long warned about the risks of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and their links to myocarditis. The jabs are safe and effective despite the risk, health officials say (file photo)

Over the years, health officials including the CDC have been warning about the potential dangers associated with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations. Officials from the health department claim that jabs can be administered safely and effectively despite their potential danger (file photo).

“With all the information available, the board concluded that myocarditis could have been caused by vaccination,” a statement from the COVID-19 Vaccine Independent Safety Monitoring Board stated. 

He died two weeks after receiving his initial dose. It was not known if he received another dose.

Pfizer spokesperson stated that they were aware of New Zealand death report and had monitored reports about adverse events. The company maintained its belief in the positive benefit-risk profile of the vaccine.

New Zealand’s vaccination safety board said that another two persons, one of which was a teenager, died after receiving their vaccines. 

The details needed were more to tie the child’s suicide to the vaccine. It also said that it was not likely the vaccine caused the death of a 60-year-old man. 

This man, aged 26, was most likely to develop heart inflammation from the vaccine.

In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued a warning that under-30-year-olds, and particularly young men, were at increased risk for the disease after they received the Moderna or Pfizer mRNA injections.

The CDC presented data that showed that a man under 30 years old is twice as likely than an older male to get the Covid booster shot.

People aged 18 to 29 who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (left) were less likely to develop myocarditis than people who received the Moderna vaccine (right). The chart shows rates of the condition per every one million recipients of that vaccine in each age group. The Moderna vaccine is not available to Americans under the age of 18

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine recipients aged 18-29 (left) had a lower risk of myocarditis (right), than the Moderna vaccine recipients (right). Below is a chart showing the incidence of each condition for every 1 million people who received that vaccine. Americans below 18 years old cannot receive the Moderna vaccine.

The risk of developing myocarditis after the age of 30 is very low.

Moderna’s vaccine has been associated with a greater risk than Pfizer’s. It even led to the Food and Drug Administration delaying authorizing shots for children aged 12-17 – the same level as Pfizer’s shot.

The vaccine does not protect against the risk of contracting the virus. Although a patient may not have a serious case or die, myocarditis can still be contracted from Covid.  

A recent study from Kaiser Permanente Southern California found that around seven out of every one million people that receive a two-shot COVID-19 vaccine will develop myocarditis. 

This same study also found that heart inflammation is common in 47.5 percent of Covid patients.

Although myocarditis is often reversible, it can still be deadly.

Patients suffering from heart inflammation often experience fatigue, chest pain and shortness of breath.

Heart attacks, strokes and heart failure are more common in people with inflamed heart.

Strenuous exercise with an injured heart can also lead to cardiac arrest or death.    

The majority of the time, however, it is minor and can be resolved without any medical intervention.  

The vaccine safety board stated that vaccination has many benefits, despite the possible side effects.