Since obtaining the AstraZeneca vaccine, a Melbourne man blood clots.
Days after obtaining the AstraZeneca vaccine, a man developed blood clots.
He is being treated at Melbourne’s Box Hill hospital. He is believed to have administered the injection on March 22.
Professor Michael Kidd, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, reported that over 425,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine had been administered in Australia.
“We have found one case of this clotting disorder in Australia overnight, and we are treating it very seriously,” Professor Kidd said.
“At this time, investigators have not identified a causal link between the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine and the outbreak, but investigations are underway.
“Central venous sinus thrombosis is a very unusual condition that was not historically associated with vaccination, but has been reported as a complication among people who have contracted COVID-19.”
Professor Kidd cautioned Australians about some of the vaccine’s side effects, stating that in the majority of cases, they would be unnoticeable.
“Those who have received any of the COVID-19 vaccines should be aware of common side effects such as fever, sore muscles, fatigue, and headache,” Professor Kidd said.
“These symptoms usually begin within 24 hours of vaccination and last between one and two days. These adverse effects are to be expected and are not cause for alarm unless they are serious or permanent.”
He advised Australians who encountered severe side effects after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine to seek medical attention.
“If you receive the AstraZeneca vaccine and develop serious, recurring headaches or other concerning symptoms between 4 and 20 days after receiving the vaccine, you should seek medical advice immediately,” Professor Kidd advised.
“Anyone visiting their general practitioner or hospital should inform the treating physician or other clinician about the vaccinations they have received and when they received them.”
Professor Kidd stressed to Australians that blood clots caused by the vaccine are “very rare” and “have occurred in a very limited number of cases.”