The family of a British lawyer who died of a blood clot after an AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab has insisted he was “just extraordinarily unlucky” — and wants people to keep getting the vaccine.
Neil Astles, 59, got his first shot on March 17 — then died in a Liverpool hospital’s ICU unit on Sunday after suffering crushing headaches and loss of vision, his sister told The Telegraph.
“My brother was just extraordinarily unlucky,” his sister, pharmacist Dr. Alison Astles, told the UK paper.
“Despite what has happened to our family, we strongly believe that everyone should go for their first and second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine,” she said.
Neil Astles died of a blood clot after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.Family handout
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