AstraZeneca vaccine recipients should watch out for 5 worrying sequelae

The experts in health terms who have investigated the Covid, urge those who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine to beware of 5 worrying side effects that could be indicators of danger.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI for its acronym in English) produced a report on the subject. The teacher Wei Shen Limchairman of the COVID-19 subcommittee, has said that safety is his number one priority.

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The committee revealed that there is an «extremely small risk» that people get blood clots after getting a shot from AstraZeneca.

However, the British health department Public Health England (PHE) said that «the detailed review of the case is ongoing», but any of the following symptoms require «urgent» medical attention:

  • New onset of severe headache, worsening and unresponsive to simple pain relievers
  • An unusual headache that seems worse when lying down or bending over
  • Blurred vision, nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, weakness, drowsiness, or seizures.
  • New bruising (bruises) or bleeding
  • Shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling, or persistent abdominal pain.

Any of these side effects experienced four days after vaccination (and within 28 days thereafter) requires immediate medical attention.

It could be indicative that it is one of the few people who can be suffering from a blood clot.

Why are blood clots dangerous?

«Blood clots can be life-threatening if not treated quickly«says the NHS.

The European Medicine Agency (EMA) confirmed that the «unusual blood clots with low blood platelets» should be listed as a «very rare side effect» of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

So far, most cases of blood clots have been reported in women younger than 60 years.

«Based on currently available evidence, no specific risk factors have been confirmed,» the EMA said.

Studies show that the AstraZeneca vaccine «is effective» in preventing the risk of hospitalization and death from Covid.

It is for this reason that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine are considered more beneficial than their risks.

However, the EMA is committed to monitoring the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine over time.

The committee will provide the public with the latest information as you receive it.

The EMA reassured the public by stating that the chances of having a blood clot «they are very low«.

«But you still need to be aware of the symptoms so you can get immediate medical treatment to aid recovery and prevent complications,» he added.

People who have already received the AstraZeneca vaccine without any worrying side effects of a blood clot are encouraged to get the same vaccine again.

This means that the people who are going to get their second dose should still get the AstraZeneca vaccine if that is what they were given the first time.