A second person in Canada has died after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health has confirmed the death of a patient linked to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
In a statement late Tuesday evening local time, Dr. Deena Hinshaw says the woman in her 50s died from immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT).
Last month, a 54-year-old woman in Quebec died from a blood clot after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Hinshaw goes on to say, “while any death is tragic, it is important to remember that the risks of dying or suffering other severe outcomes from COVID-19 remain far greater than the risk following AstraZeneca vaccine.”
More to come.