The Head of Denmark’s Medicines Agency Tanja Erichsen faints during a live press conference while announcing the halt of AstraZeneca vaccine. Denmark is the first European country to completely stop using AstraZeneca vaccine for causing cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), a brain blood clot in recipients.
Denmark made the announcement on Wednesday that it would be stopping to use AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine completely. It became the first European country to do so because of the suspected rare side effects that are actually serious.
Soren Brostrom director of Danish Health Authority told the media the vaccination program in Denmark will continue without the use of AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine, regardless of the recommendation of World Health Organization and Medicine watchdog of Europe suggesting for its use.
Brostrom also said that there could be cross reaction between the vaccine and a low platelet count. He said that we know that there is a temporal connection and that occurs one week to ten days after the vaccination.
Most of those more than a dozen countries which followed the footmarks of Denmark have resumed the use of the vaccine after the European Medicines Agency emphasized the benefits of the vaccine claiming to be safe and effective.
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However, Denmark has stopped the use of this vaccine as it went with own investigation, and that concluded with the announcement on Wednesday that Denmark is not going to use this vaccine and became the first European country to do so.
As reported by GreatGameIndia, the Chief Norwegian Investigator and Physician Pal Andre Holme who examined the three hospitalized health workers has confirmed that it was indeed the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine which caused the rare blood clots due to unexpected immune reaction.
Meanwhile, Denmark’s top health official suddenly fainted at a press conference Wednesday announcing the country would be halting use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Video of the briefing shows Tanja Erichsen, the head of Denmark’s Medicines Agency, standing in front of reporters and then collapsing without warning.
Three men rush to her aid, including one who tries to raise her legs up. The others are seen moving Erichsen to her side.
Even, American federal officials are investigating COVID-19 vaccine recipients who developed the rare blood disorder thrombocytopenia, with at least several cases resulting in death.
AstraZeneca has recently rebranded and changed the name of its COVID-19 vaccine from CoviShield to Vaxzevria. The move is because the company is struggling to convince people that the vaccine is safe amidst the controversy that AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is causing blood clots.