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Britain reports 19 deaths due to blood clots after AstraZeneca vaccine

In the UK, 79 cases of blood clots were detected after vaccination against coronavirus with AstraZeneca, of which 19 resulted in the death of patients. This was reported by the Office for the Control of Medicines and Medical Devices of the United Kingdom.

“Unfortunately, out of 79 patients, 19 people died — 13 women and 6 men. 11 of the 19 deceased were under 50 years old, the age of three more is less than 30 years, “ the report says.

All 79 people who developed thrombosis after vaccination managed to receive only the first dose of AstraZeneca.

The Department analyzed reports on cases of blood clots and low platelet counts received up to and including March 31. As of March 31, there were 20.2 million AstraZeneca vaccinations in the UK. “This means that the overall risk of developing blood clots is approximately 4 people per million who receive the vaccine,” the UK regulator said.

The Department has asked anyone who experiences side effects after vaccination, such as shortness of breath, unusual bruising on the skin, or blurred vision, to seek immediate medical attention. If blood clots develop after the first dose of the vaccine, the second one should not be taken as directed by the administration.

Earlier in the UK, 30 cases of thrombosis were reported after vaccination with AstraZeneca. Of these, 22 reports related to cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. At that time, 18.1 million people were vaccinated against COVID-19 in the kingdom.

Bloomberg calls the UK the largest recipient of the Anglo-Swedish vaccine: it has stocked 10 million doses of 42 million doses exported by the EU.

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