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Denmark to extend suspension of AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot: Reports
In this file photo taken on November 23, 2020 shows an illustration picture of a syringe and a bottle reading Covid-19 Vaccine next to AstraZeneca company and University of Oxford logos. (File photo: AFP)

Denmark will extend its suspension of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for another three weeks, broadcaster TV 2 reported on Thursday, citing sources.


Two weeks ago, Denmark was among the first countries in Europe to temporarily suspend the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine after a small number of reported cases of rare brain blood clots, registered both in Denmark and elsewhere.


The government briefed the Danish parliament about the continued suspension Thursday morning, TV 2 said.


The Danish Health Authority, which originally announced the suspension, is expected to announce their decision about the vaccine at a press briefing 11:30 GMT on Thursday.


source: Reuters


Image source: AFP


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