In World First, Denmark Ditches AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Shot. Health Minister Faints During Announcement.

Denmark health official Tanja Erichsen collapsed, Twitter
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Denmark became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine altogether over a potential link to a rare but serious form of blood clot. Many countries in Europe and elsewhere have resumed using the shot, with some restricting it to certain age groups, mostly those aged above 50 or above 60. Denmark suspended the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine that has been delayed in Europe over similar clotting concerns.

The head of Denmark’s medicines agency, Tanja Erichsen, collapsed during a press conference on the decision to stop using the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine. It was reported that she went to the hospital and has recovered.

* Country stops using vaccine after blood clot reports

* Side-effects “real and serious” – health agency head

* AstraZeneca says it respects Denmark’s decision

* Denmark has also paused use of J&J vaccine (Adds J&J context, Astra comment)

By Nikolaj Skydsgaard and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen

COPENHAGEN, April 14 (Reuters) – Denmark on Wednesday became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine altogether over a potential link to a rare but serious form of blood clot.

The decision will push back the scheduled conclusion of Denmark’s vaccination scheme to early August from July 25, health authorities said.

But that new timeline assumes it will start using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, whose rollout in Europe has been delayed over similar clotting concerns and the use of which Denmark has suspended. That shot comprises around a third of the country’s total contracted supply.

Results of investigations into the AstraZeneca-associated blood clots “showed real and serious side-effects,” Danish health agency head Soren Brostrom told a news briefing.

“We have therefore chosen to continue the vaccination programme for all target groups without this vaccine.”

Astrazeneca said it respected Denmark’s choice and would continue to provide it with data to inform future decisions.

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5 months ago

I wonder if she had recently received her shot. Or perhaps it was just coming to the realization of the evil plot that she has been involved with.

terry shead
terry shead
5 months ago

She collapsed because of shock a country with balls refusing this poison?