A New Zealand man has died after the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine ‘probably’ caused a rare heart problem, authorities have revealed.
Rory James Nairn, 26, died in his Dunedin home on November 17, less than two weeks after taking his first dose on November 5.
A preliminary post mortem examination identified myocarditis, a rare inflammation of the heart muscle, as the likely cause of death and New Zealand’s Covid-19 Vaccine Independent Safety Monitoring Board said the issue was ‘probably’ brought on by the jab.
Mr Nairn’s fiancee Ashleigh Wilson said he started feeling ‘flutters’ a few hours after having his first dose of the vaccine but that they dismissed the symptoms as stress-related because they were in the process of selling and buying a house as well as planning a wedding.
Around 3am on November 17, the couple decided to go to hospital for ‘reassurance’ but Mr Nairn collapsed while getting ready to go in the bathroom and was later pronounced dead.