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Brisbane police officer returns to work after blood clot following Pfizer vaccine

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A Brisbane police officer who developed blood clots after receiving his COVID-19 jab has returned to work.

A Brisbane police officer who developed blood clots after receiving his COVID-19 jab has returned to work.

It comes as Queensland Police confirmed the 40-year-old man developed deep-vein thrombosis in 2010, a year after knee surgery.

It was previously reported the officer had recently undergone the surgery.

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Pfizer has responded to reports a Queensland police officer was hospitalised in Brisbane with blood clots three days after receiving the companies coronavirus vaccine.

Federal health authorities are now working to establish if there is a connection between the vaccination and the blood clots he developed shortly after.

Pfizer said it had undergone a "comprehensive assessment of ongoing aggregate safety data" for its vaccine, and said blood clots aren't a risk identified with receiving the jab."

"(The assessment) provided no evidence to conclude that arterial or venous thromboembolic events (blood clots), with or without thrombocytopenia, are a risk associated with the use of our COVID-19 vaccine," the statement said.

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The officer recovered and is now back on duty.

The news comes after the Federal Government recently limited the COVID Pfizer vaccine to Australians aged under 50.

"(For over 50s) we recommend AstraZeneca, the risk-benefit for over 50 is vastly in favour of being vaccinated," Secretary of the Department of Health Brendan Murphy said.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/pfizer-investigating-brisbane-police-officer-developed-blood-clots-after-receiving-coronavirus-vaccine/96f908ae-0edd-40e7-bf99-5d6490584c5f

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