Denmark is currently stopping vaccinating people with AstraZeneca‘s corona vaccine. According to the authorities, this has to do with possible side effects.
The Danes ring the bell after “several serious cases of blood clots” among vaccinees, report media in the country. However, it is not clear whether there is a direct link between the vaccine and the complaints. To find out that the next 14 days will not be pricked with Astrazeneca. “We are in the middle of the largest and most important roll-out of vaccinations in Danish history. And now we need all the vaccines we can get. It is therefore not an easy decision to pause one of the vaccines, says Health Director Søren Brostrøm.
“We need to clarify this before we can continue to use the AstraZeneca vaccine,” he says. The Danish state now assumes a new vaccination calendar, which does not include the Astrazeneca vaccine at all.
Iceland also temporarily stops Astrazeneca vaccine
Iceland is also suspending the use of the Astrazeneca vaccine due to concerns about possible side effects. Authorities stop vaccinating until it is clear that there is no connection between the coronavaccine and blood clots, reports local media. Denmark announced earlier today for this reason that it was temporarily discontinuing the use of the coronav vaccine.
Side effects centre sees no reason to stop AstraZeneca
Side effects centre Lareb has received only one report of possible thrombosis of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the Netherlands. “It’s a suspicion of a thrombosis without serious consequences,” says Agnes Kant, epidemiologist and director at Lareb.
She sees no reason to stop taking the coronav vaccine. “We do not see anything special, but of course we are extra alert to it”, says Kant.
According to the latest figures from Lareb, 6426 reports of adverse reactions have been received of all vaccines so far. By far most of these reports, almost 5800, came after vaccination with the PFIZER/BionTech vaccine. ‘World’ 159 reports were about the vaccine from AstraZeneca.
Previously, we made the video below about the side effects of vaccines:
A Dutch spokeswoman for AstraZeneca calls it too early to go into the content of the news.
AstraZeneca is one of three coronavaccins currently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). It is also used in the Netherlands. Denmark was initially one of the European countries that did not give the Astrazeneca vaccine to the elderly, but changed that policy last week. New studies would have shown that the medicine is sufficiently effective in elderly people.