Denmark Suspends Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine
OREANDA-NEWS. The Danish authorities have decided to pause the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. The Danish Health Authority informs that such decision has been made due to reports of possible blood clots after vaccinations.
"The health department is pausing the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the country as a precautionary measure," the agency wrote in a statement on its official website.
According to preliminary data, the use of this vaccine is paused in the country for a two week period.
According to Søren Broström, Director of the Danish Health Authority, it is essential to hote that the Danish government are not refusing the AstraZeneca vaccine completely, but just pause in its use in the country. He marked that there are reliable official papers that show that this vaccine is quite effective and safe. However, authorities must take into consideration all reports of possible serious side effects.
Søren Broström noted that Denmark is conducting the largest and most significant vaccination campaign which has ever been done in the country's history. He stressed that they now need all the possible COVID-19 vaccines it can get. Therefore, the decision to stop the use of this drug has not been made easily.
Earlier it was reported that the Austrian authorities decided to suspend the use of the batch of AstraZeneca vaccine as a precautionary measure because of the death of one vaccinated woman and the poor condition of another after getting the vaccine. It is reported that some other states such as Austria, Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Latvia have also paused the use of this vaccine as a precautionary measure.