St. Olav’s hospital rejects claims that a patient has been admitted after AstraZeneca vaccination

Helge GaråsenPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

St. Olav’s hospital rejected claims that a person has been admitted to the hospital after receiving the coronavirus vaccine from AstraZeneca in Trondheim.

Vaccine manager Helge Garåsen in Trondheim Municipality informed newspaper Nidaros about the admission on Monday morning.

“We have no patients who match that description,” communications consultant Kirsten McDonagh at St. Olav’s hospital told newspaper Adresseavisen.

The Municipality’s vaccine manager does not know more details about the possible admission.

Communication error?

“We were informed that a person had been sent from the emergency room to hospitalization,” Garåsen told the newspaper after being confronted with the hospital’s statement.

There are 2,600 people in Trondheim who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine, the Municipality stated – all of them are healthcare professionals.

“We have received a lot of inquiries to the emergency room this weekend. Both health professionals who have had side effects and others are worried,” Garåsen told Nidaros.

AstraZeneca: No signs of increased risk

The vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca stated on Saturday that analyses of their coronary vaccine had not shown signs of an increased risk of blood clots or a reduction in platelets.

Steinar Madsen, medical director at the Norwegian Medicines Agency, has criticized the statements from AstraZeneca.

“AstraZeneca has no basis for claiming that these cases have nothing to do with the vaccine,” Madsen told news bureau NTB on Sunday.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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