Airlines are refusing to take COVID-19 vaccinated passengers due to blood clot concerns.
Rumors that airlines are discussing denying vaccinated passengers access to flights due to increased blood clot risks went viral.
Misbar found no evidence that airlines are planning to deny vaccinated passengers from boarding flights. In an email, a Qantas representative stated that the airline had “never said anything about not allowing vaccinated travelers onboard.” Virgin Australia also confirmed that it has not considered a ban on vaccinated passengers.
A rare type of blood clot, known as TTS, has been associated with the AstraZeneca (not yet approved for use in the US) and the Johnson and Johnson vaccines. However, the chances of developing these blood clots from either of the vaccines are exceedingly low.