An 18-year-old student died from a blood cot only two weeks after having her Covid vaccination.
Kasey Turner was admitted to hospital after she was experiencing ‘thunder clap’ headaches. An inquest heard the headaches were the result of thrombosis in her sinus cavity.
She was admitted to Barnsley Hospital’s A&E department on the morning of September 23, 2021 with the “worst headache” she had ever experienced. Because of her low platelet count in her blood, doctors initially ruled out a brain haemorrhage.
It was later discovered that the paramedic student was actually suffering from a cerebral venous thrombosis – a blood clot in the sinus cavity. It is believed the blood clot was brought on by the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, and her inquest found doctors at Barnsley Hospital had “missed opportunities” to diagnose the fatal clot, reports Yorkshire Live.
Kasey received the vaccine two weeks prior to being admitted to hospital as part of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s immunisation programme. She was on placement as a frontline worker and was offered her vaccine before it was rolled out to other 18-year-olds.
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