Side effects from contracting COVID-19 leave one with more side effects and the possibility of being a ‘long hauler’.  A study out of Israel of over 880,000 mRNA vaccinated individuals, (Pfizer/BioNTech BNT162B2) compared side effects with an equal number of unvaccinated individuals.

They studied, rates of the 25 potential adverse events within three weeks following either vaccine dose.

Note – Previous studies relied on voluntary reporting by individuals who receive the vaccine.

This blog looks at Myocarditis as one adverse event. Findings revealed vaccine was found to be safe: 

  •  Out of 25 potential side effects examined, 4 were found to have a strong association with the vaccine.

  • Myocarditis was found to be associated with the vaccine, but only at the rate of 2.7 cases per 100,000 vaccinated individuals over the rate that naturally happens in the population (males ages 20-34 most affected).  

  • Myocarditis in unvaccinated COVID-19 infected individuals was 11 excess cases of myocarditis per 100,000 over occurrences in the general population.