Myocarditis and pericarditis in association with COVID-19 mRNA-vaccination

… were reported by our regional pharmacovigilance centre after COVID-19 mRNA-vaccination

… Seventeen cases were reported between March and July 2021

… nine had perimyocarditis, five myocarditis and three pericarditis

… The median age was 38 years

… 47% of the patients were previously healthy

… All patients except one were hospitalized (94%)

… In 16 of the 17 cases (94%), the association between the AEFI and mRNA-vaccination was considered possible by the pharmacovigilance centre