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Watch COVID-19: AstraZeneca Vaccine Linked to 5 New Australian Blood Clotting Cases News Video

Watch COVID-19: AstraZeneca Vaccine Linked to 5 New Australian Blood Clotting Cases News Video

“Another three possible cases are under investigation, but authorities suspect they are unrelated to the vaccine.

“There are now 11 Australian cases of blood clots which are believed to have been caused by thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or TTS.

“Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) head John Skerritt said the rate of people developing the syndrome in Australia was comparable to other countries.

“”I would say the rates in Australia are very similar to those both publicly and confidentially reported to us in places like Canada, UK and continental Europe,” he said.

“”This is a rare adverse event but we believe it’s staying at the expected frequency and at the frequency that we’re seeing internationally.”

“Professor Skerritt said “many” of the 11 cases reported so far were in people with underlying medical conditions, but didn’t go into detail about what those conditions were.”

Read more at RNZ

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