Danish health authorities has announced the suspension of all AstraZeneca vaccinations for two weeks after a 60-year old woman who had been vaccinated formed a blood clot and died, according to France24.
The development “follows reports of serious cases of blood clots among people vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine”, Danish health authorities said in a statement.
But the country cautiously added that “it has not been determined, at the time being, that there is a link between the vaccine and the blood clots.”
Also, Norway followed suit, suspending all AstraZeneca vaccinations as 49-year Austrian nurse developed blood coagulation after vaccination
Austria earlier announced it had suspended the use of a batch of AstraZeneca vaccines after a 49-year-old nurse died of “severe blood coagulation problems” days after receiving an anti-COVID-19 shot.”
Four other European countries – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Luxembourg – have also suspended the use of the vaccine from the batch, which was sent to 17 European countries and consisted of one million jabs.
BBC reported that Iceland stated that it was suspending use of the vaccine because it wanted, “to err on the side of caution.”
It also reported that Norway’s public health institute said it would follow the Danish move to halt all use of the vaccine until the Danish cases were investigated.
The report quoted Geir Bukholm of the country’s National Institute of Health as saying, “We are waiting for more information to see if there is a link between the vaccine and this blood clot case.”
But Spain said Thursday that it had not registered any cases of blood clots related to AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine so far and will continue administering the shots.
Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias said she had been informed of cases of blood clots among recently vaccinated people in Austria, but added that “so far, no causal relation between the vaccine and the blood clot events has been established”, and the European Medicines Agency was evaluating the situation.
On Wednesday, EMA, Europe’s medicines watchdog, said a preliminary probe showed that the batch of AstraZeneca vaccine used in Austria was likely not to blame for the nurse’s death.