Home » News » World » Denmark Drops J&J from Its National Vaccination Campaign over Blood Clotting Concerns
1-MIN READ

Denmark Drops J&J from Its National Vaccination Campaign over Blood Clotting Concerns

Representational photo

Representational photo

The Danish Health Authority said it concluded that the benefits of using the J&J's Covid-vaccine do not outweigh the risk of possible adverse effects.

Denmark said Monday it would not include the Covid-19 vaccine from US drugmaker Johnson & Johnson in its national vaccination campaign, citing worries over serious side effects involving blood clots.

“The Danish Health Authority has concluded that the benefits of using the Covid-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson do not outweigh the risk of causing the possible adverse effect… in those who receive the vaccine,” the authority said in a statement.

“Therefore, the Danish Health Authority will continue the Danish mass vaccination programme against Covid-19 without the Covid-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson,” it added. The WHO and European medicines watchdog have both authorised the vaccine.

Read all the Latest News, Breaking News and Coronavirus News here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Telegram.

first published:May 03, 2021, 20:24 IST