A young nursing student has been hospitalised with three blood clots on her right lung just three weeks after receiving the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
Ellie Peacock, who works on a casual team that is exposed to potential Covid-positive patients, was given her first dose of the vaccine on March 31, a week before the government advised under 50s against receiving the AstraZeneca jab. The Therapeutic Goods Administration is investigating and is yet to make a determination on Ms Peacock’s case but she believes the blood clots were linked to the vaccine.
The 18-year-old went to the emergency department at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital with severe throbbing and tightness in her calf on April 18 and what she claims were ‘signs of clotting’. But no blood clots were picked-up in an ultrasound and she was sent home where her pain subsided, the Courier-Mail reported. The trainee nurse then started getting regular headaches and by May 7 Ms Peacock had severe pain near her collarbone while inhaling.
She returned home again but on May 11, Ms Peacock was rushed to emergency at 2am after struggling to breathe.
‘I was sent home within six hours without further testing done and was told that it’s normal pain with pneumonia and that I need to put up with the pain until the medications start working,’ she said. Ms Peacock was sent back to hospital after visiting her doctor two days later after her oxygen levels dropped to 90 per cent. It was then the three blood clots were discovered on her right lung, along with a low platelet count.