Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Quebec Confirmed A Case Of Thrombosis Following An AstraZeneca Vaccine Administration

The Ministry of Health confirmed the patient is recovering.
Staff Writer
Quebec Confirmed A Case Of Thrombosis Following An AstraZeneca Vaccine Administration

The first case of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia following the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine has occurred in Quebec, which was confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Social Services on Tuesday. 

The case was traced "in the last days following the administration of a viral vector vaccine against COVID-19, or the AstraZeneca vaccine," according to a press release. 

Editor's Choice: Quebec Says Masks Are Mandatory For Outdoor Activities With 2 People In Red & Orange Zones

Cases of thrombosis, otherwise known as a blood clot, are "considered to be a possible complication of the vaccine but remain very rare, ie approximately 1 in 100,000 vaccines administered," said the Ministry. 

The patient, whose age isn't disclosed, is "recovering at their home and there is no fear for their life." 

"Remember that the risks of developing thrombocytopenia with thrombosis as a result of the vaccine are minimal compared to that of complications related to COVID-19. All the vaccines offered in Quebec are safe and have unequivocally demonstrated their effectiveness," highlighted Dr. Horacio Arruda.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this article misstated the cause of the thrombosis case. It has been updated with accurate information from the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccine and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.