Denmark ditches AstraZeneca vaccine

Copenhagen, April 14

Denmark on Wednesday became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine altogether, following news of its possible link to rare blood clotting.

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

Results of investigations into the blood clots “showed real and serious side effects,” health agency head Soren Brostrom said

Meanwhile, EU has thrown its weight behind Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, announcing plans to negotiate a massive contract extension for the vaccine. The 27-nation bloc has to go with companies that had shown their value, said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels. — Agencies

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