Australian dies from rare blood clotting disorder after getting the AstraZeneca vaccine – as another seven people battle the condition
A second Australian has died from a severe blood clotting disorder after taking the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration confirmed the woman’s death on Thursday afternoon, along with seven new cases of the serious condition.
‘Sadly, in one of these cases the patient has died, and we extend our sincerest condolences to her family,’ it said.
The drug regulator said the cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome were likely to be linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Forty-eight Australians have now developed TTS after taking the vaccine, with 35 cases confirmed and 13 deemed probable.