A spokesperson from Shamir Medical Center stressed that the study of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine’s connection to a rare disease should not deter vaccinations.
The Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been linked to an increased chance of developing thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a rare blood disorder, Israeli researchers said Monday.
TTP is an autoimmune disease that causes blood clots to form in various organs of the body. According to the National Institutes of Health, these clots can limit or block the flow of oxygen-rich blood to key organs like the brain, kidneys and heart, resulting in serious health problems. Read more from The Jerusalem Post.