Denmark turned the primary European nation on Wednesday to announce it’s banning the usage of the coronavirus vaccine AstraZeneca for good.
Regardless of suggestions from the World Well being Group and European medicines watchdog to proceed utilizing the inoculation, “Denmark’s vaccination marketing campaign will go forward with out the AstraZeneca vaccine,” Well being Authority director Soren Brostrom instructed a press convention.
Denmark was the primary nation in Europe to droop the usage of the AstraZeneca jab in its vaccination rollout, after studies of uncommon however severe instances of blood clots amongst those who had obtained the vaccine.
Greater than a dozen international locations adopted swimsuit however all however a number of have since resumed the use after the European Medicines Company (EMA) emphasised the advantages of the vaccine and deemed it “secure and efficient”.
Denmark had nonetheless continued to carry off utilizing the vaccine because it performed investigations of its personal.
In Denmark, two instances of thrombosis, one in all which was deadly, had been linked to vaccinations after greater than 140,000 individuals obtained the jab made by the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker.
Within the nation of 5.Eight million inhabitants, 8% have been absolutely vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19, and 17% have obtained the primary dose.
Since suspending the usage of the AstraZeneca jab in March, Denmark has continued with the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna jabs.
The AstraZeneca suspension delays the nation’s bold vaccine rollout plans, however the well being authority mentioned in a press release that the provision of different vaccines mixed with the pandemic being underneath management for the time being meant the inoculation marketing campaign might proceed with out it.