Australian Covid vaccine experts to urgently meet after blood clot case in Melbourne

Australian Covid vaccine experts to urgently meet after blood clot case in Melbourne

The Guardian

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Victorian man who went to Box Hill hospital found to have abdominal clots with a low platelet count

Australian health authorities will urgently meet to consider a possible link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a 44-year-old Melbourne man who was hospitalised with blood clots as seven deaths were reported among recipients of the jab in the UK.

Both the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and TGA vaccine safety investigation group will meet on Saturday to consider the case of the Melbourne man, after the acting chief medical officer, Prof Michael Kidd, said authorities were taking the case “very seriously”.

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