Health officials in Austria suspended the use of a batch of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine as a precaution as they investigate the death of one person and illness in another.
“The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG) has received two reports in a temporal connection with a vaccination from the same batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the district clinic of Zwettl” the agency said in a statement Sunday, Reuters reported. “Currently there is no evidence of a causal relationship with the vaccination.”Content Continues Below
A 49-year-old woman died from severe coagulation disorders. A 35-year-old woman is recovering after suffering a pulmonary embolism, a lung disease. The women are both nurses who worked at the Zwettl clinic.
“As a precautionary measure, the remaining stocks of the affected vaccine batch are no longer being issued or vaccinated,” the agency said.