Australia confirms First Death linked to AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine

Australia confirms First Death linked to AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine

Australia reported its first AstraZeneca vaccine linked death on Friday against the coronavirus.

The 48-year-old woman received the vaccine on April 8. That was hours before Australian authorities recommended that people under the age of 50 receive the Pfizer vaccine instead, due to the small clot risk associated with AstraZeneca’s, the Australian vaccine regulatory agency said in a statement.

Four days later, the woman was admitted with clots to a hospital in Newcastle, New South Wales, and died on Thursday, the statement said.

The woman is the third case of clots in Australia linked to the vaccine AstraZeneca since its national launch began in early March. Some 885,000 doses of the vaccine have been applied throughout the country.

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