The fatal blood clotting suffered by a woman in NSW is “likely” linked to the Friday night from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The TGA’s Vaccine (VSIG) met on Friday. It concluded that the in 48-year-old Genene Norris’ arteries and veins and her low platelet count were “likely to be linked to vaccination”.she received, Australia’s medical regulator has announced. The revelation came in a statement late
She was vaccinated with theon 8 April and admitted to hospital four days later, where she died. The TGA’s statement said that the review of the woman’s death was complicated by her underlying medical conditions, including diabetes and “some atypical features”, the TGA’s statement said. It said “anti-PFA antibodies” – which activate platelets and have been found in almost all other internationally reported – were also absent. TGA Deputy Secretary John Skerritt said the absence of the antibodies meant the woman’s death was a “most unusual case” that “certainly hasn’t been closed”.
An autopsy is scheduled to take place early next week.
“Currently, we know as much as the public knows as further medical investigations need to take place,” Ms. Norris’ family said in a statement on Saturday. “Everyone who knew Genene talks of her fun-loving, happy character and her sense of service to those around her. Genene’s devotion to our family was deep and gave her much joy. “Hera gaping void in our family. We cannot believe that this last week, she was
with us, and now she is gone.” It is the third report of the rare blood clotting disorder linked to theand the first death. The other two and have been recovering well. Last Thursday, adults in Australians under 50 were warned off receiving the AstraZeneca shot, with for that demographic.
The TGA said the woman who died was vaccinated before authorities decided later that day, it said in its Friday statement. “Given this is an atypical presentation, should theand autopsy provide an alternative causation, VSIG would review their decision,” the TGA said. Following the announcement, Health Minister said he would ask the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) to undergo a continuous review of COVID-19 vaccinations.
He also reassured Australians about the safety of available vaccines, telling journalists they are “overwhelmingly safe, effective, and recommended”. “We are in a safe and fortunate position, but that cannot be presumed and guaranteed, and that’s why the vaccination remains so important,” he said on Saturday.
The balance for Australians is apparent in terms of vaccinations.
Professor Skerritt said this week that blood clotting associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine was so rare that “your chances of winning the lotto are much higher”, with the regulator’s Friday statementso far equated to a frequency of one in 295,000.
He said the prevalence in.