Published by Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitematā DHBs on 14/12/2021 9:30:27 AM.
Register now for tonight’s webinar ‘Primary Care Response in 2022 – COVID-19 and the New Normal’
Register here for tonight’s webinar, from 7.30pm-8.45pm, hosted by the Goodfellow Unit.
The webinar will include:
There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.
Myocarditis and pericarditis after Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination
The risk of Myocarditis and pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination is rare. However, we would like to remind you of the symptoms which can present between 6 hours and 7 days (typically around 1 to 5 days) following a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination. These include chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations, particularly in young men and after the second dose.
Check troponin, CRP, and ECG, utilising POAC funding if required – see Primary Options for Acute Care (POAC) for Auckland Region.
If myocarditis or pericarditis is suspected, admit the patient for monitoring and supportive therapy, and report confirmed cases to CARM using the COVID-19 AEFI Form – https://report.vaccine.covid19.govt.nz/s/
See HealthPathways: COVID-19 Vaccination for further information.