Denmark became the first country in Europe to completely abandon the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, after the country and more than 12 other European Union countries stopped using it.
Soren Brostrom, director of the Danish Health Organization, said the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in the EU have outweighed the advantages of using AstraZeneca jabs. Nevertheless, Denmark said in a rare blood clot report that it would not use shots as part of its vaccination campaign.
“Overall, we must say that the results indicate that the AstraZeneca vaccine has a signal of actual serious side effects,” Brostrom said in a statement. “Therefore, based on overall consideration, we chose to continue the vaccination program for all target groups without this vaccine.”
“This is a” difficult decision, “” Brostrom said. “Future vaccinated groups are unlikely to be aggravated by COVID-19,” officials said. A known risk of serious side effects from AstraZeneca vaccination, even if the risk is small. “
Danish officials have previously stated that two people vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus are suffering from severe blood clots. One of them died, they said last month.
The CCP virus, also known as the coronavirus, is the virus that causes COVID-19.
In March, most countries that stopped using the AstraZeneca vaccine eventually resumed use of the vaccine.
On April 7, the EMA stated that there was a “potential link” between rare blood clots and vaccines, “a very rare blood clot case and vaccine for medical professionals and vaccinated people. Low levels of platelets that develop within 2 weeks of inoculation. “
The statement continues as follows: “So far, most of the reported cases have occurred in women under the age of 60 within two weeks of vaccination. No specific risk factors have been identified based on currently available evidence. Hmm.”
The decision not to use AstraZeneca injections will postpone the planned conclusions of the Danish vaccination program from July 25 to early August, Danish officials said. Denmark also uses US-made Pfizer / BioNTech vaccines. This requires two doses.
Denmark was also the first country to stop using the vaccine in March.
The Epoch Times contacted AstraZeneca for comment.
AstraZeneca Said In March, he added, “We want to provide peace of mind about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine, based on clear scientific evidence.” “All available to more than 17 million people vaccinated in the European Union.” Carefully reviewing safety data, COVID-19 vaccinated UK AstraZeneca has pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or thrombosis in defined age groups, genders, batches, or in certain countries. It does not show evidence of an increased risk of illness. “
This week, US health agencies recommended that Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine be suspended in the face of reports of blood clots. The move was blamed by former President Donald Trump. He said in a statement that the Food and Drug Administration had more “love for Pfizer” and believed it was discontinued for “probably political reasons.”
Reuters contributed to this report.