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.
The data revealed no increase in cardiac presentations in other age groups outside of the 15 to 44 cohort.
Similar Trends Around the WorldRecent 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.
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.”
The Epoch Times reached out to SA Health for comment but did not receive a response before press time.