Data Reveals Spike in Young Australians Complaining of Heart Problems Around Vaccine Rollout Periods

Data Reveals Spike in Young Australians Complaining of Heart Problems Around Vaccine Rollout Periods
A Nurse prepares a Pfizer vaccine overseen by a doctor in Sydney, Australia, on Oct. 3, 2021. (Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
Daniel Y. Teng
11/24/2022
Updated:
11/24/2022

South Australia’s public health system saw a spike in the number of 15 to 44-year-olds complaining of heart problems during two major vaccine rollout periods, according to new data from the state’s health department, SA Health.

The data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Senator Alex Antic revealed that from 2019 to 2020, there were about 1,000 to 1,300 “cardiac presentations” per month to South Australia’s public hospitals.

Cardiac presentations include heart problems, chest pains, and inflammation issues like myocarditis and pericarditis.

From July 2021, the number of presentations began to climb from 1,300 in July to 1,688 in August before reaching a high of 2,172 in November.

During that time, state governments around Australia were pushing heavily for individuals to get jabbed with two COVID-19 vaccine doses.

A series of measures were also used to encourage take-up, including allowing vaccinated individuals to stay employed, cross domestic borders, visit retailers, and even go to the theatre.

In early 2022, the SA Health data revealed a slight decline in cardiac presentations to 1,520 in February before jumping to 1,953 in March—around the time of the first booster roll-out. The numbers have since settled to around 1,300-1,400 cases per month up until September 2022.

Australia has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world now, with 95.9 percent of those over 16 having two doses of a vaccine and 72.3 percent with the booster (the third dose).

The data revealed no increase in cardiac presentations in other age groups outside of the 15 to 44 cohort.

It also found the number of individuals admitted to a public hospital remained the same throughout the vaccination roll-outs at around 250 to 300 per month—suggesting doctors did not identify a need for patients to stay overnight.

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Recent studies have suggested a link between increased heart issues and the vaccine.

On April 28, one study found a 25 percent increase in emergency callouts for young individuals based on data from Israel’s National Emergency Medical Services.

“They found that there was an over 25 percent increase in emergency calls about cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome—an umbrella term used for coronary problems associated with sudden-onset reduced blood flow to the heart, according to the Mayo Clinic—for young adults, ages 16 to 39 years old, compared to the same time period in both 2019 and 2020,” the study stated.
While in June, a French study found the risk of myocarditis jumped a week after vaccination with 18-25-year-olds experiencing a 44 times higher risk of having the condition, and those taking the Pfizer shot seeing 13 times higher risk.

In response to the SA Health data, Antic told the federal Senate that myocarditis and pericarditis were two heart conditions known to be associated with the mRNA injection, something Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration acknowledges.

“Despite this well-established fact, the injections were mandated to thousands of Australians, and speaking out about these incursions on freedom got one labelled an anti-vaxxer or a peddler of dangerous misinformation,” he said on Nov. 21.

“This injection campaign will go down as the greatest scandal in medical history—and none of you said a single thing.”

Australia’s Department of Social Services estimated in the August Budget Update that the government could be liable for up to $77 million (US$49.35 million) in vaccine injury payouts over the next financial year.

The Epoch Times reached out to SA Health for comment but did not receive a response before press time.