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Alberta studies first demise from AstraZeneca vaccine, second in Canada

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Mike Specter
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A girl in her 50s has died from uncommon issues linked to receiving a COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine.

This marks the second case of vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) in Canada and solely associated demise in Alberta linked to an AstraZeneca vaccine.

A 54-year-old girl in Quebec died from VITT on April 27.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported the demise in a tweet Tuesday night. Out of respect for affected person confidentiality no additional case data will probably be offered, she mentioned.

In response to Hinshaw, 253,000 doses of AstraZeneca or CoviShield have been administered within the province so far.

“My apologies for sharing this unhappy information so late, however we’d promised to alert Albertans as quickly as attainable in such confirmed cases,” she mentioned.

The highest physician in Alberta reminded people who the chance of demise or receiving different extreme outcomes from a vaccine is extraordinarily uncommon.

In response to Alberta Well being Companies, the worldwide frequency of VITT has been estimated at roughly one case in 100,000 to 250,000 doses of vaccine.

Albertans aged 50 to 59 who’re identified with COVID-19 are 350 occasions extra prone to die from the illness than to expertise deadly issues after receiving an AstraZeneca vaccine.


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