Family of Teacher Who Died After AstraZeneca Shot Seeks Answers

May 3, 2021

(Wall Street Journal) – It was 11 days after Ms. Pennino had received her first dose of the AstraZeneca PLC Covid-19 vaccine. A week later, she died in the hospital of an extremely rare combination of a serious blood clot, or thrombosis, and low levels of platelets, a blood component that plays a key role in clotting. The sometimes-deadly combination is so rare that scientists don’t know how often it occurs in the general population. Regulators and scientists in Europe have identified the condition in more than 350 people vaccinated with the AstraZeneca shot.