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Six medics suffer blood clots, paralysis after Sinovac vaccination


Six medical staff in Rayong and one in Chonburi’s Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital suffered paralysis after receiving Sinovac vaccine jabs, a health official said on Tuesday.

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All six staff recovered after being given drugs to dissolve blood clots in the brain, said Dr Thiravat Hemachudha, chief of Chulalongkorn University's Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Health authorities suspect the blood clots were caused by a contaminated vaccine batch rather than the actual vaccine itself.

The Public Health Ministry said it is investigating the incident and will announce the results in a few days.

Published : April 21, 2021

By : THE NATION