The Danish Well being Authority right now stated it gained’t use the Johnson & Johnson shot, citing a attainable hyperlink to blood clots. The transfer follows the choice final month to dump AstraZeneca’s vaccine over comparable considerations.
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Denmark on Monday turned the primary nation to exclude Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) COVID vaccine from its vaccination program over a potential hyperlink to blood clotting issues.The Danish Well being Authority stated in a press release it had concluded “the advantages of utilizing the COVID-19 vaccine from J&J don’t outweigh the chance of inflicting the attainable opposed impact in those that obtain the vaccine,” Reuters reported.
Danish well being officers famous the European Medicines Company’s (EMA) conclusion that “there’s a attainable hyperlink between uncommon however extreme instances of blood clots and the COVID-19 vaccine from J&J,” referring to an investigation final month into eight U.S. studies of uncommon blood clots — one among which was deadly — that occurred after current vaccination. Not like the Danish Well being Authority nonetheless, the EMA concluded the advantages of utilizing the J&J vaccine outweigh the dangers. The EMA did suggest including a warning to J&J’s vaccine label, and the corporate stated it might adjust to that measure.