Two Australians die from blood clots likely linked to AstraZeneca

Two more Australians have died after developing the rare blood clotting disorder likely linked to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration confirmed in its weekly safety report today that a 48-year-old Victorian woman suffered Thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) and passed away.

It’s understood she developed the rare blood clotting condition after receiving her first dose of the AstraZeneca jab.


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The TGA confirmed that sadly, a 44-year-old man from Tasmania died from the same condition after also receiving his first AstraZeneca vaccine.

“Sadly, this week we were notified that two confirmed cases of TTS after the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine were fatal,” the country’s pharmaceutical regulator said.

“We extend our sincere condolences to their families and loved ones”.

Since the beginning of our vaccine rollout, five deaths from TTS have been reported in Australia from more than 6.1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

“All of them were related to a first dose of the vaccine,” the TGA said.

Three new “probable” cases of TTS likely linked to the jab have emerged since last week, involving two men aged 76 and 77 from NSW, and a 79-year-old woman also from NSW.

“We continue to investigate three probable TTS cases which appear to be related to the second dose,” the TGA said.

“These cases, which have presented with less serious symptoms will be considered by an external panel of experts in the coming week to determine whether they are related to vaccination or not.”

In Australia, the Pfizer COVID-19 jab remains the recommended vaccine for those aged under 60-years-old due to the rare blood clotting condition.

However, the Prime Minister has urged Australians aged under 60 to still consider talking to their GP about getting the AstraZeneca shot if they feel comfortable doing so.

“They should talk to their doctor to get all of the information they need, but that is always up to the individual,” Scott Morrison told reporters on Thursday.

“Pharmacists will be able to give vaccines right across the population because the AstraZeneca vaccine is approved by the TGA for people above the age of 18, but there is an informed consent process.

“I want to get AstraZeneca vaccines in people’s arms to protect them, their families and their communities.

“That is what I want. I am trying to lift the vaccination rate. States that have been leaning in to vaccination using AstraZeneca have much higher vaccination rates than those who haven’t”.

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Ignore these deaths….get your shot or else.

It’s Russian Roulette. Sorry, I’m not playing with you.

Ignore this article, it’s just sensationalism

The AZ vaccine is only used here because the Government doesn’t have enough Pfizer vaccine and has a commitment to buy it from AZ and CSL. It’s not even approved in the US. It’s not safe and no-one should have it. It will one day be considered in the same way as thalidomide, asbestos and smoking. Never safe.

My mum is one of the cases in NSW. She has never had clots before. Has her first needle and ends up in hospital with clots in her lungs. Sorry not sensationalised but also not correct.

How long after the needle did she get clots

Clots have developed up to 8 weeks after vaccination according to TGA.

Condolences to all the family . I’m due to have the first shot and prone to clots I’m so scared as I don’t know what to expect

Don’t do it (even though the AZ clots are very different to other clots). Ask for Pfizer instead.

Really, why do it then

How come my comment wasn’t posted?

God gave us the freedom of choice. Chirst took all our worries, sins, anxiety and burdens with him. God never gave us the spirit of fear.
So love and live life to how God had planed for us. Stop living in shadows of fear for what man has thrusted apon us!

For every diagnosed clot, I think there are at least 10 undiagnosed clots and “silent strokes” that could cause long term memory and IQ deficits.