Here’s what’s known about why women seem more susceptible to rare vaccine blood clots – CBC

Also no evidence linking post-vaccine blood clots to hormonal birth control

Apr 16, 2021

It was a report that likely prompted alarm for many women: rare, serious blood clots following vaccination for six Americans. All women, all of child-bearing age.

That update this week also came on the heels of similar global blood clot reports among mostly women following AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccinations, sparking fears that younger women — including those on hormonal birth control — may be more at risk.

But leading medical experts say it’s not that simple.

More research is needed, several of them told CBC News, in order to confirm what role each vaccine may play in causing clots, and whether women truly face higher risks.

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