The Danish weekly CPHPost quoted Professor Jan Pravsgaard Christensen from the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Copenhagen as saying that if only Pfizer and Moderna (the only vaccines allowed by Danish authorities) are to be applied, the last group "will have to wait until Christmas".
Denmark has said it will not use USA drugmaker Johnson & Johnson's single-shot Covid-19 vaccine in its vaccination campaign, citing concerns over serious side effects involving blood clots.
Pregnant women are advised to avoid it because the treatments for VITT are more hard for a woman during pregnancy, she said.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Canadians should speak with their doctor if they aren't certain what to do. They lifted the pause on April. 23, and now, more than one week after the vaccine went back into circulation, new research from the CDC has offered some further reassurance in the single-shot vaccine. About 1.7 million doses have been given out as of April 24.More news: Philippines foreign minister issues expletive-laced tweet over China sea dispute
However, in a statement released on Friday, Health Canada said these were being withheld and "will only be released for distribution" once it "is satisfied that they meet the department's high standards for quality, safety and efficacy".
But she acknowledged there have been cases of blood clotting associated with it, citing 17 cases in the more than eight million jabs administered in the United States. It provided no update Monday on the status of that review, what information it was specifically seeking, or when the review might be concluded.
Similar to AstraZeneca, Johson & Johnson is being recommended for anyone who wishes to receive a COVID-19 immunization sooner than by waiting for an mRNA jab. The vaccine helps the body mount an immune response that will recognize and fight off a real SARS-CoV-2 virus if it is ever exposed to one. In this case the message is to mount an immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
"Since issuing our statement on AstraZeneca, Health Canada has learned that a drug substance produced at the Emergent site was used in the manufacturing of the initial Janssen vaccines received on April 28 and intended for use in Canada", read the statement.More news: Dozens killed in stampede at Israel pilgrimage site
Now also one of the first countries to avoid the J&J vaccine, Denmark had never authorised the drug for use.
"Johnson & Johnson may be better suited for populations that are harder to schedule for a second dose", Deeks said.
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