An investigation has been launched into the death of BBC presenter Lisa Shaw to determine if her death was linked to the fact that she had AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus.
The 44-year-old’s family claims that the radio producer developed blood clots a few days after the first dose of the vaccine. He passed away last Friday.
The vaccine is one of the causes under investigation for her death, with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) stating, however, that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks to most people.
The BBC radio producer Newcastle did not have any known underlying disease. In a statement, her family states that Lisa developed “severe headaches a week after the AstraZeneca vaccine and became seriously ill a few days later”.
In the intensive care unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital he was treated for clots and bleeding in the head. “She died with her family around her on Friday afternoon,” the statement said.
An MHRA spokeswoman said: “We are saddened by the news of Lisa Shaw’s death and our thoughts are with her family.
As with any serious suspected side effect, reports of fatal outcome are fully evaluated by the MHRA.
“Our detailed and rigorous investigation into reports of blood clots appearing along with thrombocytopenia continues.” According to him, the number of these cases remains “extremely low”.