Denmark has become the first country in the world to stop using Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus shot, weeks after the country banned AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. https://t.co/iy6WuLaze4 @BusinessInsider
— Catherine Schuster-Bruce (@drcatherinesb) May 4, 2021
Denmark is the first country to exclude Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shots from its vaccination programme over a potential link to a ‘rare but serious’ form of blood clot. It comes after the country stopped using AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) vaccine altogether citing similar concerns.
The country’s health authority said in a statement it had found 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”.
AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson use to be approved for people in 40s https://t.co/g62Z0QJB75
— breakingnews.ie (@breakingnewsie) May 4, 2021