AstraZeneca Admits That its Covid Vaccine Can Cause Blood Clotting Side Effect

by Leslie Eastman at

During a court proceeding related to a class action lawsuit, the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca admitted that its Covid vaccine could cause a deadly side effect from blood clotting.

The exceedingly rare reaction is at the heart of a multi million-pound class action by dozens of families who allege they, or their loved ones, were maimed or killed by the pharmaceutical titan’s ‘defective’ vaccine.

Lawyers representing the claimants believe some of the cases could be worth up to £20m in compensation.

Cambridge-based AstraZeneca, which is contesting the claims, acknowledged in a legal document submitted to the High Court in February that its vaccine ‘can, in very rare cases, cause TTS’.

TTS is short for thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome – a medical condition where a person suffers blood clots along with a low platelet count. Platelets typically help the blood to clot.

The lawsuit is focused on the side effects of the vaccine and the consequences of those adverse impacts, which caused death and serious injury in over 50 cases.