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Likely link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clot death in Australia

Australia’s regulator has stated that a link is likely between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a blood clot-related death that occurred in the country.

Reported as the country’s first blood-clot related death, a 48-year-old woman received the Covid-19 vaccine on the 8th of April.

As an alternative cause for the blood clot could not be discovered, Australia’s Vaccine Safety Investigation Group believes that there is a possible link between the blood clot and the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Two other people developed blood clots in Australia after receiving the vaccine who are recovering well according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

The TGA has added that the woman who died had underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. So far, the blood clot frequency instance is one in every 295,000 cases in Australia which is no higher than the expected background rate for more common blood clots.

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