Jack Hurn deteriorated with “castrophilic” blood clots eight days after receiving the Astra Zeneca vaccine despite being reassured by staff that it would be safe for him.
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A 26-year-old graduate died of a rare vaccine complication from AstraZeneca Covid after receiving outdated information about the risk of blood clots, the Birmingham District Court heard.
Jack Hurn, originally from Devon but living in Redditch, Worcestershire at the time, lost his life in June 2021 less than two weeks after receiving the sting.
A week-long survey was told that a doctor had informed Mr Hurn that the risk of a blood clot on his brain for his age group was 250,000 – at a time when it was the most recent. NHS leadership estimated it to be one of 50,000.
The inquest heard the Coventry University car design graduate later proceeded with his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on May 29, after Dudley’s Revival Fires vaccination center informed him that they had no shares of the Pfizer equivalent.
Mr Hurn later became ill eight days after the sting and died at Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital on June 11, despite undergoing emergency surgery. Doctors allegedly described him as having “catastrophic” blood clots on his brain.
NHS guidance at the time stated that patients under the age of 40 should be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine, although they could decide on an “information choice” to receive it.
Recording a narrative trial on Friday, Birmingham Regional Criminologist Emma Brown said: “It is agreed that Jack was told the risk was one in 250,000.
“There is no doubt that he took it on board.
“At the time, the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunization advised that it would be preferable for adults under 40 without underlying conditions to be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca. COVID-19 vaccine.
“But people could make an informed choice to get the AstraZeneca vaccine for earlier protection.
She added: “Jack didn’t get all the information to make an informed choice.
“In particular, the risk of complications for his age group has been underestimated.”
Prior to the inquest, attorney Michael Portman-Hann said the family hoped it would help answer some of the questions they had about Jack’s death.
At the time, Portman-Hann said: “Jack, a first-class honorary graduate of Coventry University, recently bought his first home with his partner, Alex Jones, who also received her vaccine at the same time. She only found out after her time. .
“Jack’s parents, Tracey and Peter, his sister, Abby, Alex and both their families are completely devastated and are still trying to agree on what happened. Jack and Alex asked staff at the vaccine clinic about Pfizer’s alternative because they were aware. of concerns around the use of Astra Zeneca for younger people.
“Alex and Jack were reassured by the staff at the center that the vaccine is safe, and without Pfizer doses available that day, they felt encouraged by vaccine staff to continue with what was offered.”