Compensatory payment came from government vaccine injury assistance fund.
The family of a 16-year-old boy in Singapore will receive over $160,000 from the federal government after it was determined a Covid-19 vaccine caused him to suffer a heart attack.
The boy “had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest six days after receiving his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 27 June 2021,” according to a news release from the Singapore Ministry of Health Monday.
The government news release states the boy developed acute myocarditis following the jab, exacerbated by weight lifting and drinking caffeinated energy drinks and supplements.
Bloomberg News reports the boy received the Pfizer/BioNTech jab.
The Health Ministry highlighted the $225,000 (~$165,113 USD) in funds will come from the government’s Vaccine Injury Financial Assistance program, which offers financial aid to help individuals pay for medical costs associated with vaccine injury.
The boy, whose condition was at one point severe and critical, is reportedly doing better, but “will require treatment and rehabilitation for some time yet to continue his recovery.”
Additionally, the Health Ministry underscored an advisory for citizens to “Continue to avoid strenuous physical activity for one week after each dose.”
“As a precaution, all vaccine recipients, especially adolescents and younger men, should avoid strenuous physical activity for one week following each of their first and second doses of the vaccine,” adding residents should seek medical help should any heart-related symptoms arise.
“Individuals who developed myocarditis from their first dose of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines should also not receive further doses of it,” the government news release added.
Meanwhile, the Singapore government last month revealed about three-quarters of new Covid-19 infections stemmed from vaccinated people.