A mother claims she was left bleeding from her vagina after getting her first dose of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine. Jacqueline Goldsworthy, from Barnet in north London, was rushed through for medical tests in case it was cancer or a sign of another illness.
But results ruled out anything untoward in the post-menopausal 57-year-old, who has not had a period in two decades.
Ms Goldsworthy, a social worker who got her first jab in December, believes the vaccine triggered her bleeding. However, NHS doctors insisted there was ‘no way’ it was to blame. She told MailOnline the bleeding was much heavier than what she used to suffer with her periods and lasted for about a week.
It cleared up before her second dose in March, and didn’t happen again.
Official data shows there have been 366 reports of postmenopausal haemorrhage — or vaginal bleeding after the menopause — in women who’ve had a Covid jab made by AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna. But the data, collated by the UK’s medical watchdog, does not necessarily mean that jabs were to blame.
It is entirely possible the effects were simply coincidental and would have happened without the vaccine, doctors say. The catalogue of incidents is kept to monitor potential risks of approved jabs. Every recipient is asked to report any side effects to allow health chiefs to spot trends.
It helped medical regulators work out the rare risk of blood clots with AstraZeneca’s vaccine, and heart inflammation triggered by the Pfizer and Moderna jabs.