I received the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine. I’m concerned about blood clots. What should I look out for?

Question: 
I received the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine. I’m concerned about blood clots. What should I look out for?
Answer: 

Blood clots are very rare events following immunization. If you have received a vaccine, please read the Vaccination Aftercare handout so you are aware of common symptoms that you might experience.

Some symptoms after a vaccine are of greater concern. If you have any of the following symptoms between 4 and 28 days after you are vaccinated, go to the nearest emergency department:

  • Severe headache that does not go away
  • Seizure
  • Difficulty moving part of your body
  • Blurry vision that does not go away
  • Difficulty speaking; shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • New severe swelling, pain, or colour change of an arm or a leg
  • Abnormal bruising, reddish or purple spots or blood blisters under the skin

Tell the healthcare providers who sees you that you received the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine and give them the date you were vaccinated.

 


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Date last reviewed: 
Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021