British fashion model Stephanie Dubois suffered a blood clot days after vaccination with AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine, while a young two-time Olympian died 10 days after receiving Pfizer’s vaccine.
British fashion model Stephanie Dubois died from a blood clot days after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine in Cyprus, a health official said Monday.
Dubois, 39, suffered a “serious thrombotic episode” after receiving her first dose of the vaccine on May 6, Newsweek reported. She had no underlying health conditions according to health officials at the hospital in Nicosia, where she was hospitalized May 14, after experiencing breathing issues.
The fashion model later suffered a brain hemorrhage and was in a coma before she passed away May 21.
Dubois’ death will be investigated by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), said a Cypriot health service spokesperson, Charalambos Charilaou.
Dubois received her first dose on May 6 and posted on Facebook: “And now I feel horrendous … pizza and bed for me.”
In a Facebook post on the morning of May 14, Dubois wrote: “Woke up feeling fine and then within an hour I had full body shakes, all my joints seized and I was struggling to breathe and was cold to the bone with a persistent headache and dizziness.”
By May 19, Dubois was reported to have gone into a coma and “was not expected to come out of it,” according to a friend, Andrew Powers, The Times reported.
Three other thrombosis incidents were reported in Cyprus following vaccinations, two of whom also received the AstraZeneca vaccine. The cases were part of 40 serious side effects reported that may be linked to COVID vaccination, which were referred to the EMA.