Denmark is also unlikely to vaccinate people with AstraZeneca’s corona vaccine in the coming weeks.
The Danish authorities had stopped using the drug this month over concerns about possible side effects. They announced on Thursday that this measure would be extended for another three weeks.
Denmark and other European countries decided to take a vaccination break earlier this month after thrombosis reports in vaccinated people. The European regulator EMA later reiterated that the vaccine is safe and effective. After that, the Netherlands, among others, dared to vaccinate again, but the Danes were not yet reassured.
The head of the Danish health authorities explained on Thursday that the EMA has been unable to allay concerns about the vaccine.
That is why the result is awaited for additional research. According to him, that does not have to take three weeks. He did not rule out that a decision could be taken more quickly about using the corona vaccine.
AstraZeneca is one of four corona vaccines approved by the European Union. It has also given the green light for the use of vaccines from Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen from Leiden. The AstraZeneca vaccine is in demand because it is relatively inexpensive and can be stored at refrigerator temperature.