Denmark stops giving AstraZeneca vaccine to people

Denmark stops giving AstraZeneca vaccine to people
Denmark has banned the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Kovid vaccine. Denmark has become the first European country to do so.

The ban was imposed after some people complained of blood clots from the vaccine. However, these cases are rare.

With the move, Denmark's vaccination schedule will be delayed for several weeks.

The European Medicines Agency, the drug monitoring body in Europe, said last week that the blood clotting could be related to the vaccine. However, the institution said that the risk of death from Kovid-19 is much higher.

Many countries in Europe have already stopped using this vaccine for some time.

AstraZeneca is being vaccinated in most European countries, but there are some restrictions on the use of this vaccine in older people.

On Tuesday, the United States, Canada, and the European Union also stopped using Johnson & Johnson's vaccines for similar reasons.

For this reason, the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been banned in South Africa. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been effective in the South African version of the corona virus and is South Africa's preferred vaccine. Despite this, this prohibition has been imposed.

Cases of blood clots from side effects of AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are extremely rare.

Both vaccines work in the same way, which are called adenoviral vectors.

Danish authorities say that 2.4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be withdrawn until the new orders come into force.

According to Danish health officials, research has shown that taking the AstraZeneca vaccine is more likely to cause blood clots to form. One in forty thousand people are affected by it.

According to an AFP report, two cases of blood clotting in Denmark have been found to be vaccine-related. One of these 60-year-old women has died.

CEO Søren Brostrom said in a statement that it has been difficult for the government to make this decision, but Denmark has other options for the vaccine and is currently under epidemic control.

He said that now people in the country who will be vaccinated, Kovid is less likely to be seriously ill.

However, officials have also stated that they do not rule out the possibility that the vaccine will be reused in the country.

About one million people have been vaccinated in Denmark so far, of which one and a half million have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca.

The Faxor Beyoncé and the Modern Vaccine are also used here.

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