An autopsy showed: A young woman (32) from the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia died as a result of a vaccination with Astrazeneca. The Herford district announced this in a statement on Wednesday.
According to a finding from the Institute for Immunology and Transfusion Medicine at the University of Greifswald, the vaccination triggered an immune reaction that led to the woman’s death. Accordingly, it was the cause of a coagulation disorder and the resulting bleeding into the brain.
Vaccination in March, warning in April
The 32-year-old had been vaccinated in early March. Since April 1, the German Vaccination Commission has only recommended vaccination with Astrazeneca vaccine for people aged 60 and over. This was due to rare cases of cerebral vein thrombosis.
The Astrazeneca vaccine has not yet been approved in Switzerland. (euc)