‘Extremely rare’: Australia records second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccine bloo …

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Sumary of ‘Extremely rare’: Australia records second death ‘likely linked’ to AstraZeneca vaccine blood clots:

  • Australia second death from a rare and severe blood clotting syndrome linked to the Covid vaccine, Australia drugs regulator says..
  • The Therapeutic Goods Administration said on Thursday the woman had a severe form of the syndrome “with a blood clot in the brain known as a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis”..
  • It is the second death in Australia likely linked to the rare condition known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS)..
  • The condition is specific to those who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine and occurs when a person has blood clots as well as low platelet counts..
  • Most cases have been successfully treated and the already low death rate from the syndrome is dropping further, Dr Indu Singh, an associate professor of haematology at Griffith University, said..
  • Of those, 31 have been discharged from hospital and are recovering with some receiving ongoing outpatient medical care..
  • Australia chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, said the death announced on Thursday was “extremely unfortunate”..
  • Anyone who has been vaccinated should seek immediate medical attention if they develop any of the following symptoms after vaccination:…

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