The death of a 48-year-old woman who suffered blood clots after getting the AstraZeneca vaccine was ‘likely linked’ to the jab.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s Vaccine Safety Investigation Group (VSIG) met late on Friday, April 16, 2021, after it was revealed the woman died after receiving the Covid jab.
The woman received the vaccine on April 9, developed blood clots the following day, was placed on dialysis in an intensive care unit, and died on April 14.
The woman is the third reported case of people developing blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine in Australia.
The other two cases have been treated in the hospital and are recovering.
The woman was given the jab before health authorities declared the Pfizer vaccine was the preferred option for patients under 50-years-old.
Blood clots have been linked to the AstraZeneca and J&J Vaccine which uses the more traditional virus-based technology.
There have been no blood clots reported from the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine which relies on the new mRNA technology.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated