Quebec says a person has died of a blood clot that occurred after they received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
FILE - In this March 22, 2021, file photo, vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine sit in a fridge at the local vaccine center in Ebersberg near Munich, Germany. A patchwork of advice is emerging from governments across Europe and farther afield, a day after the European Unionâs drug regulator said there was a âpossible linkâ between the AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare clotting disorder. Regulators in the United Kingdom and the EU both stressed that the benefits of receiving the vaccine continue to outweigh the risks for most people. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
A Quebecer has died due to a blood clot after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Quebec’s top doc, Dr. Horacio Arruda, made the announcement during the government’s Tuesday health update.
The woman who died was 54 years old.
Reports indicated she was from the Monteregie-South Shore region of Montreal, but Arruda wouldn’t confirm those details citing privacy reasons.
This is the first Canadian to die after this shot.
Quebec says this will not change its vaccination strategy.