Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Gladys Berejikrian urged the public not to jump to conclusions after a woman died after developing a blood clot following a COVID-19 jab.
A 48-year-old woman from New South Wales (NSW) was vaccinated with AstraZeneca last Friday and soon developed a blood clot.
The Therapeutic Goods Department (TGA) and NSW Health are currently investigating whether death is vaccine-related.
“It has not yet been established if there is any link between the COVID-19 vaccine and the tragic death reported by New South Wales health authorities,” TGA said. statement.. “NSW Health states that there are no confirmed links, but further investigation is underway.”
Mr. Beregikrian said that only the general public knows whether death is related to vaccines and expresses his heartfelt condolences to women’s families and loved ones.
“We are waiting for federal authorities to let us know if there is a link,” said Beregikrian. Told to nine.. “Until then, I think we should wait for that medical advice.”
Berejiklian believed that the “majority” of Australians wanted to be vaccinated with COVID-19, despite some reported cases of people who experienced side effects shortly after vaccination.
“The majority of our citizens know the benefits of vaccination. They also know the risks, but that’s small,” she said. “I turned 50 last year and got a jab. I’m very excited to get a second jab. The majority of our citizens want a vaccine.”
The TGA said blood coagulation disorders associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine are “very rare” and different from common blood clots.
“The coagulopathy currently being investigated in connection with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, called thrombosis with thrombosis syndrome (TTS), is in more than 700,000 patients vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine. Only two of them have been confirmed. Australia, “said TGA.
Morrison said he would refrain from further comment until medical authorities found conclusive evidence of the cause of death.
“Federal and state authorities are still investigating the issue and are seeking more clinical information.” Morrison said At a press conference. “I think there’s a lot more to understand and learn about the problem. At that point I’d like to warn others when drawing conclusions about this.”
Australians under the age of 50 were recently advised to refuse AstraZeneca after a European Union drug observer confirmed the association between the vaccine and a rare blood coagulation disorder. Meanwhile, Denmark has announced that it will stop deploying the AstraZeneca vaccine altogether.