BBC Radio Newcastle presenter Lisa Shaw died aged 44 after suffering blood clots
following Covid AstraZeneca jab, her family reveal
Lisa Shaw, 44, began suffering from “severe” headaches a week after having the jab,
which has been linked to clotting, and fell seriously ill a few days later, according to
Lisa Shaw died at the city’s Royal Victoria Infirmary on Friday afternoon having been
treated in intensive care for blood clots and bleeding in her head.
Under-40s in the UK are being offered an alternative to the vaccine following reports
of extremely rare blood clots on the brain coupled with low blood platelet count.
The benefits of having the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab outweigh the risks associated with
taking it, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) had said.
But the MHRA has admitted that, while it has not been proven the vaccine causes clots,
the link is getting firmer.
Doctors have been told to look out for signs of stroke in patients who received the jab
after one person died and two others needed hospital treatment.
Ms Shaw’s family said in a statement released by the BBC: “We are devastated and there
is a Lisa-shaped hole in our lives that can never be filled.
“We will love and miss her always.
“It’s been a huge comfort to see how loved she was by everyone whose lives she touched,
and we ask for privacy at this time to allow us to grieve as a family.”