Woman dies in Canada from blood clot after receiving Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

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Quebec says a person has died of a blood clot that occurred after they received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Public health director Dr. Horacio Arruda says the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh the risks but the province always knew that rare complications were possible.

Quebec is offering the vaccine to Quebecers between the ages of 45 and 79 and Arruda says there are no plans to change that strategy.

Health Minister Christian Dube says the province is currently investigating four cases of serious complications out of some 400,000 people who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine.

 

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