The Danish government on Monday called on the health authority to reconsider resolutions against the use of Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines, after struggling to maintain its vaccination push within the planned timeframe.
The use of both vaccines was abandoned several weeks ago due to concerns about rare but serious cases of blood clots in some recipients.
But the Danish authorities have had difficulty getting the deliveries of the Modern vaccine of the United States, forcing to review plans to vaccinate everyone in September.
For now, the estimated delay amounts to two weeks.
Health Minister Magnus Heunicke told state broadcaster DR that it was in this context that the government was asking the health authority to reconsider.
The authority withdrew AstraZeneca from the country’s vaccination program in mid-April and Johnson & Johnson in early May.
He mentioned not only the health problems but the fact that the epidemic seemed to be under control and there seemed to be enough supplies of approved vaccines, Pfizer / BioNtech and Moderna.
Denmark was the first European country to withdraw the two vaccines from its official campaign, but on May 20 it relaxed restrictions for anyone willing to take them.
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