Alberta has reported the first confirmed case of a blood clot due to the AstraZeneca vaccine in the province. The second reported case in the country.
The patient was a man in his 60's, he has received treatment and is now in recovery.
Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw assures blood clots are extremely rare and is urging Albertans to still get the AstraZeneca vaccine.
“I continue to recommend AstraZeneca for anyone who is 55 and older, and to recommend that all Albertans get vaccinated as soon as they are able. It is the best way to protect your health and the health of those around you."
“The Alberta case marks the second cases of VITT out of more than 700,000 doses of AstraZeneca or CoviSHIELD/AstraZeneca that have been administered in Canada to date. This does not change the risk assessment previously communicated to Albertans"