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Data reveals a possible increase in risk of treatable blood disorder from AstraZeneca Vaccine

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New analysis from Scotland has found there may be a possible, though small, increased risk of developing a condition called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) after administration of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine. 

Doctors assure patients that the condition is treatable and often mild and it is more often seen in those who have pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or kidney disease. 

The condition has also been seen in patients after taking other vaccines including the flu, MMR and hepatitis B.

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Source: The Guardian, 9 June 2021

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