Malta’s Health Ministry has confirmed that it is investigating the case of a 58-year-old patient who developed blood clots after taking a COVID-19 vaccine.
In a statement, the Ministry explained that the patient was found to have thrombosis after 15 days of taking the first dose of a vaccine against coronavirus.
The case was therefore reported to the Medicines’ Authority who are investigating.
The Ministry did not specify the brand of COVID-19 vaccine was involved but stressed that the benefits of taking a jab far outweigh the risks.
Blood clots were listed as potential, rare side effects of both the AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson vaccine.