AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: Powerful Western nation suspends inoculation after 1 death

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: Powerful Western nation suspends inoculation after 1 death

- At the moment, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been suspended in Australia

- This came on the heels of the death of a woman who died after taking the vaccine

- There is also the report of a nurse who is still recovering from a deadly complication after she took the vaccine in a clinic

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Two Australian women, one dead, the other still recovering from a strange ailment, are the latest cases of the after-effects of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Following these rather disturbing developments, Australian health authorities on Sunday, March 7, suspended the inoculation of citizens.

The nation's federal office for safety in healthcare in a statement revealed that both women, who are actually nurses, took the same batch of the vaccine in one clinic, Reuters reports.

Moreover, the health agency disclosed that while the deceased died of severe coagulation disorders, the other lady who survived developed an acute lung disease caused by a dislodged blood clot.

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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: Powerful Western nation suspends inoculation after 1 death
AstraZeneca has said that its vaccine is usually subject to serious quality control check before it is released (Photo: @AstraZenecaUS)
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However, the healthcare body has clarified that “...there is no evidence of a causal relationship with the vaccination."

On its part, AstraZeneca, through one of its spokesman said that there have been no serious adverse aftermath linked to the vaccine

It stated:

“There have been no confirmed serious adverse events associated with the vaccine.”

The spokesman insisted that all batches were subjected to thorough quality control checks before being released.

Meanwhile, the presidency had said that President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, March 6, led by example by being the first to take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Lauretta Onochie, a presidential media aide, in her tweet said Nigerians should join her principal and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to kick out the pandemic by getting vaccinated also.

Onochie also slammed some detractors of the president who prayed that he should die of the vaccine after taking the jab.

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She said these were the same set of persons who spread lies that the country's number one citizen had passed on in 2017.

Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.


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