Statement from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute

September 27, 2021
A University of Ottawa Heart Institute preprint citing incorrect data vastly inflating the incidence of post-vaccine myocarditis has been withdrawn at the authors’ request.
We are sorry this error led to misinformation about the incidence of post-vaccine myocarditis. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and have been proven effective against the disease.  We invite anyone who has not yet received the shot to please get vaccinated.
We extend our apology to Ottawa Public Health (OPH) for our miscalculation of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines administered in Ottawa from June to July 2021. We thank OPH for their continuous support and their invaluable work in the community.