Three people die in Scotland from adverse effects of Covid-19 vaccines, official data shows
"There have been three deaths where the underlying cause of death was reported as being due to adverse effects of Covid-19 vaccines," National Records of Scotland (NRS), the government's statistics agency, said in a report on Wednesday.
The deaths occurred between December 2020 and the end of April 2021, from among the 2.81 million people who received at least one dose of a vaccine, according to Public Health
The report does not specify which vaccines had been given to the people who died.Also on rt.com ‘I’m not proposing a referendum right now’ says Sturgeon in independence U-turn as elections loom
Scotland uses the Covid-19 jabs made by Moderna, as well as the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca partnerships.
Towards the end of April, Scottish newspaper the Sunday Mail reported that at least one death linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine was being probed by the Scottish government.
The paper said it had been informed by ministers that a "very small number have died," while 12 people had suffered rare blood clots after being immunized with the Anglo-Swedish jab. The deaths have not been officially confirmed.
Across Europe AstraZeneca's vaccine has been beset by reports of blood clots in people who have received it and many countries have altered their rollouts so higher-risk recipients may be offered an alternative jab.Also on rt.com UK prime minister announces independent public inquiry into government’s handling of Covid pandemic
A review by the EU's drug regulator, the European Medicines Agency, last month deemed the jab safe but said unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be listed as "very rare side effects."
It said most reported cases occurred in women under 60 years of age within two weeks of vaccination.
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