The rollout of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine in Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia has been suspended because the well being authorities examine a presumably severe facet impact within the type of deadly blood clots.
On Thursday, Danish Well being Minister Magnus Heunicke tweeted that the nation can be suspending using the Anglo-Swedish vaccine, which has already come beneath intense scrutiny throughout Europe and additional afield.
“The well being authorities have, because of precautionary measures, suspended vaccination with AstraZeneca following a sign of a potential severe facet impact within the type of deadly blood clots. It’s presently not potential to conclude whether or not there’s a connection. We act early, it must be completely investigated #COVID19dk,” Heunicke wrote on Twitter.
This information comes after the European Medicines Company (EMA) on Wednesday printed its view on quite a lot of unwanted side effects supposedly linked to the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Austria.
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Austrian authorities suspended using a batch of AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs after an individual was identified with a number of thrombosis (formation of blood clots inside blood vessels) and died 10 days after vaccination. One other was hospitalized with a pulmonary embolism and there have been two additional studies of thromboembolic occasion incidents linked to the batch.
The EMA stated there may be “no indication that vaccination has induced these situations.”
Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia additionally suspended using the batch following the information from Austria.
AstraZeneca’s vaccine has been broadly administered all over the world, together with the UK the place greater than 24 million jabs have been given, nearly all of which had been developed by the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical agency.
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