Atrainee lawyer died from a ‘very rare complication’ a month after getting a Covid vaccine. Oli Hoque, 26, from Ilford, was vaccinated on March 19 last year with the AstraZeneca jab. His headaches began around April 1 and later became “excruciating” before he died on April 15, said the coroner.
He had developed a “vaccine induced” cerebral venous sinuous thrombosis (CVST), when a blood clot occurs in the brain’s sinuses, East London Coroner’s Court in Barking heard on Friday. His medical notes showed a history of asthma but not of migraines. In a brief narrative conclusion, coroner Nadia Persaud stated: “Oli Hoque died as a result of a very rare complication of a Covid-19 vaccine.”
After getting his first jab, she said Oli began to “suffer from headaches” which “became progressively worse” before he attended the accident and emergency department at King George Hospital in Ilford on April 4. But she said “Oli did not present with any symptoms at this time” that would have required him to be assessed in the emergency department.
In the “late evening” of April 5 and “suffering from a severe headache”, Oli was taken by his sister to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel where a GP found “no signs of raised intracranial pressure”. A “migraine was diagnosed” and he was prescribed medication for nausea and migraine.