An Australian woman has died from a rare blood clot event after getting the coronavirus vaccine.
Authorities are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the 48-year-old's death and are looking into whether the injection played a role.
The woman was a diabetic but in good health, according to News Corp.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration and NSW Health will be leading the inquiry, with the former saying no link had yet been found.
"The TGA is seeking further clinical information including clinical test results from the New South Wales Health Department," it said in a statement.
There has been no information on which vaccine she received, however earlier this month the Australian government issued an advisory for people under the age of 50 getting the AstraZeneca jab over the risk of blood clots.
Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said the risk of blood clots was 'very rare', with cases being around four to six per million doses of the vaccine, 'usually within four to 10 days after that vaccine'.
"But it is serious, and it can cause up to a 25 per cent death rate," he said.
The government has since updated its plan and will no longer recommend giving people under 50 the AstraZeneca jab.
Authorities insist while the woman's death is concerning and all efforts will be done to find out what happened, the event of a blood clot is 'very rare'.
The TGA said in a statement: "The blood clotting disorders being investigated in connection with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are very rare and differ from common blood clots or venous thromboembolism, which occur in around 50 Australians every day.
"The clotting disorder being investigated in connection with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which is now referred to as 'thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome' (TTS), has been confirmed in only two cases out of over 700,000 people who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine in Australia."
NSW Health added: "[We do] not speculate on or discuss individual cases, but the death of anyone is always a tragedy and our condolences are with the family and loved ones of the person who has passed away.
"An adverse event following immunisation is any untoward medical event that occurs after a vaccination has been given, which may be related to the vaccine.
"A conclusion regarding a causal relationship with the vaccine is not necessary to suspect or report an adverse event.
"Many conditions can arise during normal life, whether or not a vaccine is administered, but it remains important to report any new serious or unexpected events so that safety can be appropriately monitored."
The Prime Minister has also sought to calm concerns about the potential risks of the vaccine and urged people to still get the jab until evidence or information suggests otherwise.
Scott Morrison said: "I think there's a lot more to understand and learn about that issue.
"I think it's important because of the fact that people can have concerns that we follow that important process to inform ourselves properly, to allow those medical experts to make their enquiries and to be able to inform government in an appropriate way.
"And so for us not to move to any conclusions at this point what's important is that we continue on with the project and we'll certainly do that. And we've been very transparent, very transparent when it comes to information on these issues."
Featured Image Credit: PA
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read