Denmark halts administering of AstraZeneca vaccine

Denmark has become the first European country to totally stop the administering of the AstraZeneca vaccine following concerns about rare cases of thrombosis. This is expected to set back the country’s inoculation programme by several weeks.

The Head of Denmark’s Health Agency, Soren Brostrom, said inoculation administration was suspended at the beginning of March while investigations have been ongoing.

Some EU Countries also announced the suspension of AstraZeneca but resumed its administration after the EU Medicines Agency announced that cases of thrombosis were very rare and the risks of death from Covid are much greater.

Meanwhile the UK’s Office for National Statistics said the Covid virus continues to change and people are experiencing differing symptoms. Initially these were breathing difficulties and coughing but now there are more common symptoms of muscle pains, nausea, headaches and intestinal discomfort.