Family mourns NSW woman who died after Covid vaccine.

By Josh Dutton

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Norris family called her a “fun-loving, happy character”.

“We want to first thank everyone for your condolences, your understanding and for those who are grieving with us at this terribly sad and difficult time, we thank you for your love and support,” the Norris family said.

“Everyone who knew Genene talks of her fun-loving, happy character and her sense of service to those around her. Genene’s devotion to our family was deep and gave her much joy.

“Her passing leaves a gaping void in our family. We cannot believe that this time last week she was with us and now she is gone.”

The family also thanked the medical staff who treated Ms Norris before her death.

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Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly told reporters in Canberra on Friday that “people should be cautious about jumping to conclusions” over the case.

Professor Kelly said the benefits of the vaccination program far outweighed any harm, noting that Australia’s zero local case level would not continue into the future.

“We will at some point in the future …. have cases here in Australia,” he said.

“The chances of being infected will increase, so being vaccinated is protection not only for yourself but the people you care for.”