BBC Newcastle presenter Lisa Shaw died from complications of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, a coroner has ruled.
Newcastle coroner Karen Dilks heard on Thursday that Ms Shaw died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in the city just over three weeks after her first dose of the vaccine.
An inquest, which lasted less than an hour, was told she was admitted to hospital after she complained of headaches and doctors found a haemorrhage on her brain.
Lisa died in May at the age of 44 at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary after being treated for blood clots and bleeding in intensive care.
People in the UK under the age of 40 are being offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca jab following reports of extremely rare blood clots on the brain coupled with low blood platelet count.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) had said the benefits of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine continue to outweigh risks for most people. It has not proven the vaccine causes the clots but has said the link is getting firmer.
The MHRA said after Lisa’s death: “We are saddened to hear about the death of Lisa Shaw and our thoughts are with her family.
“As with any serious suspected adverse reaction, reports with a fatal outcome are fully evaluated by the MHRA, including an assessment of post-mortem details if available.