OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health said Tuesday it is aware of the recent death of a King County woman from a blood clot after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The woman was in her late 30s. According to public health officials, she received the vaccination on Aug. 26 and died Sept. 7.
Blood clots are a very rare complication associated with this particular vaccine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported only three other confirmed deaths nationwide, with this being the first in Washington state. Adverse events associated with vaccines are reported through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System at https://vaers.hhs.gov/.
DOH said it will continue to work closely with Public Health – Seattle & King County and the CDC as more details become available.