Denmark cuts Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from program: stories

2021-05-03 19:19:57

Denmark has determined to not embody Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 pictures in its vaccination program, a number of native media reported on Monday citing unnamed sources.

The Nordic nation final month stopped utilizing AstraZeneca’s vaccine altogether over a possible hyperlink to a uncommon however severe type of blood clot.

Excluding the J&J vaccine, which accounts for round a 3rd of Denmark’s complete contracted provides of COVID-19 pictures, may considerably delay the nation’s vaccination calendar.

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The rollout of J&J’s vaccine has additionally been delayed elsewhere in Europe over related clotting considerations.

Danish well being authorities are anticipated to make an announcement on the vaccine originally of this week.

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Europe’s drug regulator, the European Medicines Company, stated on April 20 it had discovered a attainable hyperlink between J&J’s vaccine and uncommon blood clotting points in adults who acquired doses in the US.

Nevertheless it backed the vaccine’s general advantages in opposition to any dangers.

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EMA stated its security committee had concluded {that a} warning about uncommon blood clots with low platelets should be added to the vaccine’s labels, simply as was required of AstraZeneca. J&J stated in a information launch that it might adjust to that measure.

This comes days after Canada introduced it was holding again the J&J vaccine.

On Friday, Well being Canada made the announcement after it was revealed that components of the batch have been made in the identical Baltimore plant the place thousands and thousands of different doses meant for the U.S. market had spoiled.

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