The family of a BBC presenter paid tribute to her after her death – revealing that she was treated for blood clots and bleeding in the brain in intensive care before she died after receiving her covid shock.
Lisa Shaw, who worked for BBC Newcastle, was only 44 years old when she passed away on Friday afternoon.
The family’s mother said she was admitted to intensive care a week after her AstraZeneca sting.
They paid tribute to Lisa, saying, “Lisa had a severe headache a week after receiving her AstraZeneca vaccine and fell seriously ill a few days later.
“She was treated by the RVIs [Royal Victoria Infirmary] Intensive team for blood clots and bleeding in the head.
“Tragically, she died on Friday afternoon surrounded by her family.
“We are devastated and there is a Lisa-shaped hole in our lives that can never be filled. We will always love and miss her.
“It was a great comfort to see how loved she was by everyone whose life she touched and we are asking for privacy at this point so that we can grieve as a family.”
A coroner will investigate whether Ms. Shaw’s cause of death was possibly complicated by the fact that she received the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.
Reports of extremely rare blood clots after the vaccine have suggested that people under 40 have offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca sting.
According to the UK Medicines and Health Products Regulator, the benefits of the vaccine still outweigh the risks for most people.