Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

PRESS CONFERENCE - 22 JULY 2021

Acting Premier Jeremy Rockliff

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has just released its COVID-19 Weekly Safety Report.

This report includes confirmation that a Tasmanian man aged in his 40s has passed away following a first dose vaccination of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine.

The man is a confirmed case of TTS. But the determination of his cause of death is a matter for the Coroner.

On behalf of the Tasmanian Government, and personally, I extend my deepest sympathies t te man’s family, friends and his loved ones.

I can confirm the man died last week in hospital where he had been receiving treatment.

His family have asked for privacy on this matter, and out of the deepest respect for them, it’s not appropriate to provide information that may identify the man.

Once again, I would like to express my sincere condolences.

Any loss of life is an absolutely devastating. A tragedy. And my thoughts, again, are with the man’s family, friends and loved ones.

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