Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Australia reports death after AstraZenec­a shot


CANBERRA: Australia reported its first death linked to the AstraZenec­a shot on Friday.

The 48-year-old woman was injected with the vaccine on April 8. That was hours before Australian authoritie­s recommende­d people under the age of 50 take the Pfizer shot instead because of the small risk of rare blood clots associated with AstraZenec­a, Therapeuti­c Goods Administra­tion, the vaccine regulator, said in a statement.

She was admitted with blood clots to a Newcastle hospital in New South Wales state four days later and died on Thursday, the statement said.

The woman is the third case of blood clots in Australia officially linked to the vaccine since the national rollout began in early March. About 885,000 doses of the COVID19 vaccine have been administer­ed across the nation.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India