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Denmark becomes 1st country to permanently discontinue AstraZeneca vaccine

Denmark becomes 1st country to permanently discontinue AstraZeneca vaccine

 

Denmark becomes 1st country to permanently discontinue AstraZeneca vaccine.  On April 14, local time, Denmark held a press conference to announce that the country will permanently stop AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Denmark has also become the first country in the world to permanently discontinue AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. According to Danish media reports, this decision may delay the country’s COVID-19 vaccination plan for several weeks. Just as the director of the Danish Health Service, Brostrom, announced the news, the acting director of the drug safety department Eriksen on the side suddenly fainted to the ground. She later regained consciousness and was sent to the doctor for examination.

Denmark held a press conference to announce the suspension of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in the country. But at the press conference, there was an unexpected scene. Tanja Erichsen, the head of the country’s medical institution, suddenly fainted and was sent to the hospital. At present, Eriksson is said to have recovered.

According to reports, Denmark has suspended vaccination of this vaccine since March 11 due to thrombosis and at least one fatal case soon after vaccination. On April 14, the Danish National Health Service and the Drug Administration held a joint press conference to announce the removal of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the national COVID-19 vaccination plan. Denmark thus became the first country to announce the discontinuation of AstraZeneca vaccine.

However, at the press conference, when Brostrom, director of the Danish National Health Service, announced the above news, Eriksson, the head of the medical institution standing by, suddenly fainted to the ground.

Denmark held a press conference to announce the suspension of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine in the country.

According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Eriksson was subsequently taken to the hospital and has recovered. Bloomberg quoted reporters who participated in the event as saying that Eriksson quickly recovered his health after experiencing a brief faint.

According to data from the Danish National Serum Institute on the 14th, 995,672 people in the country have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, accounting for 17% of the total population. Of these, more than 149,000 people have received at least one dose of AstraZeneca. 15.1% of the total number of people vaccinated.

As the AstraZeneca vaccine requires two doses, the Danish Drug Administration stated that it will provide other vaccines as an alternative to people who have received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine.

 

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