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New Brunswick reports two more cases of rare blood-clotting event after vaccine shots

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting two more cases of a rare blood-clotting event in people who received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell said today the two people in their 50s received their shots in mid-April.

Russell says one became ill 11 days later and the second became ill 19 days later.

One person has recovered while the second person is in hospital.

New Brunswick has reported a total of four cases of vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia, including one death.

The province is reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 today and 10 people in hospital with the disease, including three in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 13, 2021.

The Canadian Press