malaymail.com 04 May, 2021 12:00 am

AstraZeneca: Health Ministry gives assurance of immediate treatment if blood clots occur, says its minister

AstraZeneca: Health Ministry gives assurance of immediate treatment if blood clots occur, says its minister
PUTRAJAYA, May 4 — The Health Ministry (MOH) will constantly monitor the incidence of blood clots with the administration of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and gives an assurance of immediate treatment in the event of such an incident occurring, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba....

PUTRAJAYA, May 4 — The Health Ministry (MOH) will constantly monitor the incidence of blood clots with the administration of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and gives an assurance of immediate treatment in the event of such an incident occurring, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.Dr Adham said that AstraZeneca vaccine recipients were advised to constantly monitor their health, and seek immediate treatment if they experienced symptoms within four days to four weeks after being inoculated.He said immediate treatment should be sought if there are symptoms such as a severe headache that does not go away with painkillers or gets worse, and the headache gets worse when lying down or while bending over.Immediate treatment should be given if the test results show that blood clotting has actually occurred,” he said.

“The occurrence of blood clots is very rare, and the administration of this vaccine has taken into account its benefits in preventing Covid-19 infection, which outweighs the risks from vaccination,” he said in a statement today.The medical practitioner will also need to do a further examination to confirm whether the symptoms shown are due to blood clots.

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