4 other cases of blood clots linked to AstraZeneca reported in Quebec
The Quebec health ministry announced Thursday afternoon that there had been four other confirmed cases of blood clots linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine in the province.
Since the start of the vaccination campaign, there have been eight cases of blood clots due to the AstraZeneca vaccine, one of which was fatal.
According to a statement released by the ministry, the four people have received appropriate care and are in stable condition.
Three of the four are currently in hospital, but their lives are not in danger, the statement said.
The fourth person is recovering at home.
According to the ministry, blood clots are a potential adverse reaction to the vaccine but the risk remains low.
“It should be noted that cases of thrombosis are considered a possible complication of the AstraZeneca vaccine, but they remain rare, around one in 100,000 vaccines given in the first dose. At the second dose, the risk is very high. lower, at one in a million, ”the government statement read.
As of May 20, more than 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca had been administered in Quebec.
The Department of Health encourages anyone who has recently received the vaccine to see a doctor if, especially within the next four to 20 days, they experience:
- Shortness of breath.
- Chest pain.
- Swelling of the legs.
- Stomach pain.
- A severe headache or a headache that has lasted for a few days.
- Blurred vision.
- Bruising on the skin.