Australia Records Second Vaccine-Linked Blood Clot Death

A woman from New South Wales (NSW) has died after a blood clot allegedly linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, marking the country’s second death linked to the jab.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) 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.”

“This case presented as a severe form of this syndrome, with a blood clot in the brain, known as a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis,” TGA added.

It is the second death in Australia probably connected to the uncommon condition known as thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS).

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly however said that such a case was “extremely rare” and that risks decreased in older people.

“I will point out that it is only the second death with now over 3.6 million doses of vaccine being given across Australia,” he said.

Australia has delivered more than 5.48 million doses of COVID vaccines in total.

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