DENMARK CEASES ROLLOUT OF ASTRAZENECA COVID VACCINE COMPLETELY
Written by wave FM on April 15, 2021
Denmark has ceased giving the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine amid concerns about rare cases of blood clots, the first European country to do so fully.
The move is expected to delay the country’s vaccination programme by several weeks.
Drug watchdog the European Medicines Agency last week announced a possible link with clots but said the risk of dying of Covid-19 was much greater.
Several European countries had previously briefly suspended the jab, but most have now resumed vaccinations with AstraZeneca, often with limits to older age groups.
Edited by Chinwendu Nwani