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Norway stops using AstraZeneca vaccine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Withdrawal of AstraZeneca in Norway is associated with the rare but serious side effects of this drug
12:50, 13 May 2021

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Norway has officially axed the AstraZeneca jab from its vaccine program. The country's PM Erna Solberg announced this at a press conference on Wednesday, May 12, as The Local reports.

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“The decision has been taken in view of the rare but serious side effects associated with the jabs, which both use the same adenovirus technology,” Solberg stated.

Related: U.S. plans to share AstraZeneca shots after its approval

Besides, the Johnson & Johnson jab will remain suspended but the government will offer the single dose vaccine to those who want it voluntarily.

Related: EU files lawsuit against AstraZeneca Company due to non-fulfillment of contract’s terms

As it was reported earlier, Denmark became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine altogether, following news of its possible link to very rare blood clot cases.

The European Commission has refused to renew the contract for the supply of the British-Swedish vaccine AstraZeneca in the second half of this year.

Related: Medics spoil almost 500 AstraZeneca doses in Ivano-Frankivsk region

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