The New Zealand Herald
Woman dies with blood clots after jab in NSW
A 48-year-old woman who received a Covid-19 vaccination and developed blood clots hours after has died in New South Wales, Australia.
The woman, from the Central Coast, was vaccinated last Friday and developed blood clots within 24 hours, before being put on dialysis, the Daily Mail reports.
It said she was diabetic but otherwise in good health. She was put in intensive care and died yesterday.
A NSW Health spokesman said it could not confirm any link between the vaccine and the woman’s death.
“NSW Health does not speculate on or discuss individual cases.”
It’s not yet known if the woman received the AstraZeneca vaccine — which has been increasingly linked to blood clotting in recipients — or the Pfizer vaccine.
At least two other cases of blood clotting, linked to the AstraZeneca jab, have been detected in Australia — one in a Melbourne man and the other in a West Australian woman, plunging the Government’s rollout into chaos.
Health authorities slapped a warning on the AstraZeneca vaccine — intended to account for most vaccinations across the country — for Australians under 50 late last week.
The vaccine can be used in adults under 50 where the benefits “clearly outweigh the risks” and that person has “made an informed decision based on an understanding of the risks and benefits“, according to advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.
“It is not a prohibition on the AstraZeneca vaccine, it recommends and notes that the risk of these side effects are remote,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison stressed last week.
Health authorities have continued to stress the safety of the jab, and that the benefits of getting vaccinated against coronavirus outweigh “the very small potential risk of a very rare clotting disorder”.