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Denmark prolongs suspension of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

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COPENHAGEN: The Danish authorities determined Thursday to proceed its suspension of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 for 3 extra weeks.

Denmark paused the usage of the AstraZeneca as a precautionary measure on March 11 after stories {that a} 60-year-old girl died with blood clots in a number of elements of her physique every week after she acquired the vaccine, in accordance with well being officers.

The dying of a second particular person in Denmark who died after getting the AstraZeneca vaccine was reported shortly after.

Danish well being authorities mentioned they don’t have any proof the vaccine was accountable for both dying.

Norway and Sweden even have paused the usage of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

A number of European nations that had suspended utilizing the vaccine have resumed administering it after the European Union’s drug regulator mentioned it was protected.

The European Medicines Company has mentioned the vaccine’s advantages proceed to outweigh its dangers and the vaccine can proceed to be administered whereas a better analysis of the blood clot circumstances continues.

About 150,000 individuals in Denmark have gotten a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Soeren Brostroem, head of the Danish Well being Company, mentioned on March 19 that officers want extra time to judge the vaccine.

He added that, “We do not throw away the AstraZeneca vaccine. It’s within the fridge.”

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