“ATAGI has publicly launched its recommendation for shoppers on a selected clotting situation being reported after COVID-19 vaccination and vaccination and a reported case of thrombosis,” he mentioned.
“Each ATAGI and the TGA will proceed to watch the state of affairs carefully and want to remind anybody receiving a vaccination, that these cases are uncommon and have occurred in a really small variety of circumstances.
“I ask Western Australians to hearken to the well being recommendation and please get vaccinated once you develop into eligible. It’s your finest safety in opposition to the virus.”
The European Medication Company and the TGA beforehand carried out opinions of the accessible proof and concluded the advantages of the vaccine outweighed the dangers.
The EMA’s security committee met on March 31 to debate its ongoing overview of very uncommon circumstances of surprising blood clots related to low numbers of platelets (thrombocytopenia) in individuals vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.
A number of European international locations paused their AstraZeneca rollouts final month following reviews that 31 vaccinated individuals had developed cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Most people affected had been girls underneath the age of 55.
On Wednesday, Germany suspended the vaccine’s use in individuals underneath the age of 60. Canada additionally just lately halted the rollout for individuals aged underneath 55.
Australian regulators additionally reviewed the preliminary knowledge after the sooner reviews of blood clotting.
That overview didn’t establish any particular danger elements, similar to age, gender or a earlier medical historical past of clotting issues, for these very uncommon occasions.
AstraZeneca launched an announcement saying affected person security remained its highest precedence.
“We’re working carefully with the Therapeutic Items Administration and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation who’re conducting an in depth evaluation of the case of blood clot reported in Australia,” it mentioned.
“Regulatory authorities within the UK, European Union, the World Well being Organisation have concluded that the advantages of utilizing our vaccine to guard individuals from this lethal virus considerably outweigh the dangers throughout all grownup age teams.”
Mr Kidd mentioned minor negative effects of the vaccine that had been thought-about not harmful included fever, sore muscle groups and fatigue skilled inside 24 hours of vaccination and up to some days after the jab.
He mentioned any vaccine recipient who skilled “extreme, persistent” complications that may’t be helped with over-the-counter painkillers and that happen 4 to twenty days after the vaccination ought to search medical remedy.
With Ashleigh McMillan and James Massola
Lauren is an off-the-cuff journalist at WAtoday who reviews on training and normal information.