Last Updated on November 2, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration approved the “first oral blood thinning medication for children” a few months ahead of their COVID-19 vaccine rollout for children ages 5-11.
In late June 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a drug called Pradaxa; oral pellets to treat children 3 months to less than 12 years of age with venous thromboembolism, a condition that involves blood clots forming in the veins. Pradaxa is the “first FDA-approved blood thinning medication that children can take by mouth,” reads the FDA News Release.
“With today’s approval of Pradaxa, pediatric patients have another therapeutic option to treat and prevent potentially deadly blood clots,” said Ann Farrell, M.D., director of the Division of Non-Malignant Hematology for the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.
A few months later, the FDA authorized children ages 5-11 to be injected with the Pfizer COVID-19 shot.
Blood clotting has been a somewhat rare but extremely serious and potentially life threatening side effect for all of the controversial COVID-19 vaccines. As National File reported this week, a new study headed by a Mayo Clinic doctor suggests that individuals who were injected with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are 3.5 times more likely to get Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis, a potentially fatal blood clot in the brain.
Earlier this year, multiple countries across the world halted the use of the Astrazeneca COVID-19 injection due to blood clots. Around the same time, a shock study found that the clotting was just as likely to occur from a Pfizer shot.
Australian equestrian star Cienna Knowles, an otherwise healthy individual, received the Pfizer COVID-19 injection and was ultimately hospitalized and said she experienced blood “clots all through my legs, stomach, and through both lungs.”
“The amount of clots on my lungs is equivalent to having broken ribs, so a little painful and hard to breathe. As part of my treatment for my recovery, I am now medicated & never have been in my life. As a result of these, I have internal bleeding and nose bleeds as one of the side effects of my medications along with a line of other things I choose to keep private,” Knowles said on Instagram.