1st known case of rare blood clot linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine confirmed in Ontario

The Ontario government has confirmed the first known case of a rare blood clot linked to the Astrazeneca-COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine in the province.

According to a statement issued by the government Friday morning, the man in his 60s received his first dose of the vaccine. It’s not clear when he was inoculated.

Officials said the man was treated and is currently at home recovering.

While these serious reactions remain extremely rare, we have a robust process in place to monitor for any adverse events and have taken steps to ensure that these events are identified and treated as quickly as possible,Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, wrote.

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