The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has added another blood condition side effect to the growing list for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. The rare blood condition known as capillary leak syndrome causes blood to spill from blood vessels to nearby muscles and body cavities, resulting in a drop in blood pressure, and if left untreated, could lead to organ failure and even death. Of the 40 million doses administered so far, there have been eight reports of capillary leak syndrome, two of which had a history prior to receiving the vaccine.

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