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Trinidad CMO: Vaccine Clot Patients Recovering at Home


(Trinidad Guardian) The patients being treated for rare but serious blood clots after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine locally are now recovering at home according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram.

“Dr Kenneth Charles, who is our haematologist assigned to the ministry has been liaising with the cases of the syndrome together with their immediate clinical leads. So far I believe he has indicated to me that the clinical criteria utilised…has kept them in a clinically stable position,” Dr Parasram said in response to a question from Guardian Media Limited during a virtual press conference yesterday.

“I believe persons are at home at this time not in hospital. So they are doing fairly well in terms of the syndrome and being managed based on clinical guidelines.”

Over the past month, three people have presented with the clotting condition referred to as vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT).

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