One of the three health workers who was recently admitted to Rikshospitalet after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine has died.
“She died yesterday… She received all the intensive care we could provide at Rikshospitalet,” chief physician Trine Kåsine at Oslo University Hospital said on Monday.
The woman was employed at the hospital in Lillehammer, newspaper Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen writes.
“It is with great sadness that we have received the message that one of our employees has passed away. Our thoughts now go to her family and her colleagues,” CEO Alice Beathe Andersgaard at Sykehuset Innlandet noted in a press release.
All three are allegedly relatively young. The deceased woman was under 50 years of age.
“The Norwegian Medicines Agency emphasizes that this is a rare disease picture. There was a very unusual combination of low platelet counts, blood clots in small and large vessels, and bleeding. Some cases with a similar disease picture have been reported in several other European countries,” medical director Steinar Madsen at the Norwegian Medicines Agency noted.
Norway stopped using the AstraZeneca vaccines on Thursday after reports from Denmark and other countries about possible side effects in the form of blood clots.
“The Norwegian Medicines Agency has received many side effect reports in recent days. As of now, we have not received any further reports of rare, serious cases related to blood clots, bleeding, or low platelet counts,” Madsen added.
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