Young women are three times more likely to die from heart problems after being given just one dose of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
New statistics from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal the devastating effects of the jab on young females aged between 12 and 29, with cardiac deaths spiralling three and a half times in the 12 weeks after vaccination.
The jab caused sudden cardiac arrest, heart disease and myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart. Young men didn’t seem to be affected in the same way, the ONS researchers reported.
In terms of actual numbers, the vaccine was responsible for the deaths of six young women per 100,000 vaccinations. Overall, it caused 59 adverse reactions, including death, out of the 144.7 million given the jab.
The AstraZeneca vaccine was the first to be used in the UK. Pfizer’s mRNA alternative was recommended for under-30s after the heart risk was discovered.
Vahe Nafilyan, who led the research, said that young people with underlying health problems would have been prioritised, and so similar reactions may not have been seen in a healthier population.