Woman, 34, dies of rare blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccination
- NSW woman, 34, has died after being diagnosed with clotting syndrome
A 34-year-old woman has died from a rare blood clot related to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The woman from New South Wales died on Wednesday after being diagnosed with thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome.
TTS is an extremely rare condition involving low platelet counts and only 93 cases of the disease have been reported with 6.8 million doses of AstraZeneca administered in Australia.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration announced the death on Thursday, saying her death is “probably related” to her getting the shot.
A 34-year-old woman has died after contracting a rare blood clot ‘probably linked’ to receiving AstraZeneca vaccine
Six deaths from TTS related to the vaccine have been recorded in Australia since the national rollout began in February.
“The TGA extends its sincere condolences to her family and loved ones,” the TGA said in a statement.
“We are in close contact with NSW Health who are investigating this matter further.”
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