Sumary of Side effects of our two vaccine hopes:
- However, Prime Minister Scott Morrison stressed that “ultimately, the choice is with individual Australians and their doctor”.
- The vaccine is still being recommended for over-50s because the risk of blood clots is lower and the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 is higher..
- Some rare cases of very unusual blood clots associated with low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia) have been reported among people who have taken the AstraZeneca vaccine in several countries..
- Australia has had just one case — a 44-year-old Melbourne man, who received the jab on March 22 was found to have abdominal clots and low platelet levels last week..
- Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said it had received one domestic report “of a case of thrombosis involving abdominal blood vessels and thrombocytopenia”, with symptoms appearing seven days after the AstraZeneca vaccine was received..
- These rare cases have presented as either a clot in the brain called central venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) or thrombosis in other sites, such as intra-abdominal venous systems, according to the TGA..
- It said providers “should be aware of warning signs of a severe condition associated with thrombosis and thrombocytopenia.”…