AN aspiring teen paramedic died days after taking the AstraZeneca vaccine, a coroner has confirmed.
Kasey Turner, 18, had the vaccine on February 13, 2021, as part of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s immunisation scheme as she was a student paramedic.
At the time of her jab, that vaccine was considered safe for all adults over the age of 18 - but in May last year guidelines were changed that those under 40 should be offered an alternative.
Kasey was admitted to the intensive care unit at Barnsley Hospital on February 23, and died four days later.
Assistant coroner Tanyka Rawden returned a narrative conclusion that Kasey had blood clots caused by the vaccine’s use, or vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia (VITT).