A nurse in Malmö prepares to administer the Astra Zeneca vaccine before the suspension
26 March, 2021, 02:06
AstraZeneca had been counting on findings from a predominantly US study of 32,000 people to help rebuild confidence in a vaccine that, despite being widely used in Britain, Europe and other countries, has had a troubled rollout.
The uncertainty surrounding the vaccine seems to have had an effect on Danish confidence.
A spokesperson for AstraZeneca said that an investigation by the EMA's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee had found no increase in the overall risk of blood clots in patients who had been given the vaccine.
Then last week a scare over blood clots had some countries temporarily pausing inoculations.
Stephen Evans, a vaccines expert at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said it was hard to understand why the dispute between AstraZeneca and US officials spilled into the public.
Tegnell said that vaccinations of over-65s using the AstraZeneca jab would begin early next week, "as fast as the regions can get going".
The latest analysis finds the vaccine to be 76% effective against symptomatic COVID-19 and 100% effective against severe or critical disease and hospitalization.
Among the elderly, among whom no cases of the rare side effect have been reported, and who are at a so much higher risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid-19, he said, the benefits were much, much greater than any risk.
Sweden is now in the second phase of its vaccination programme, meaning the vaccine is offered to people aged over 65 (the oldest first), people in certain risk groups including transplant recipients, and healthcare staff working in close contact with people in these categories. "As of today, these vaccines work on the good old virus as well as the new variants", he said.
More women than men would say no, according to the survey.
Approximately 150,000 people had already received AstraZeneca's shot in Denmark before it was suspended.
"That's a hypothetical question, but I think we would still feel more confident in waiting and having a continued pause, like some countries have done, to get some more information on how we could avoid the risk even more", he said.
Brostroem said that when and if Denmark resumes using the AstraZeneca vaccine, people will be given the option of declining the vaccine from the Anglo-Swedish drug maker. He said the updated details were likely solid enough for US regulators to authorize the vaccine.
Healthcare professionals are likewise told to report any suspected adverse reactions associated with the use of the vaccine in accordance with national reporting guidelines.
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