Experts at Rikshospitalet are working to find out what led to health workers who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine becoming ill, newspaper VG writes.
The hypothesis is that the vaccine triggered an immune response that affects the platelets in one way or another, which triggered the system so that they got a blood clot and low platelets, chief physician and professor Pål André Holme noted.
He emphasized that this is just a theory and that work is still underway.
According to Geir Bukholm, director of infection control at the National Institute of Public Health (FHI), Denmark is working in a similar vein – they are looking for what is referred to as a vaccine-induced immunologically conditioned thrombocytopenia.
No proven connection
One of the three health workers who was recently admitted to Rikshospitalet after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine died on Sunday. The death was announced on Monday.
So far, no connection has been proven between the vaccine and the sick health workers, but the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine has been put on hold in Norway and a number of other countries.
AstraZeneca says there is no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of blood clots and refers to an analysis of the company’s safety data.
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