Norway lends AstraZeneca vaccine jabs to Sweden, Iceland
COPENHAGEN: Norway will lend all of its 216,000 doses of AstraZeneca to neighboring Sweden and Iceland provided that its very own federal government regulator features paused the use of the vaccine.
On March 11, Norway then followed Denmark in choosing to placed on hold jabs by the British-Swedish company after reports of very unusual blood clots.
wellness Minister Bent Hoeie stated if utilization of the AstraZeneca vaccine is started again, “we will return the doses we lend as soon as we request it.”
The European Medicines Agency has said the many benefits of becoming immunized against Covid-19 surpass ab muscles uncommon risks of developing the strange clots with AstraZeneca.
Hoie also stated in the event that vaccine is removed from the coronavirus vaccination system in non-European Union-member Norway, “the amounts we’ve been offered may be contributed to other countries in collaboration with the EU.”
Hoeie stated Sweden will borrow 200,000 amounts and Iceland 16,000 amounts. The Norwegian doses expire in Summer and July.
The Danes, who had been the first to pull suspend use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, have not however decided exactly what will take place along with their doses.
Although the Norwegian Institute of Public Health has called for getting rid of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Norway’s vaccination system, the us government in Norway this thirty days chose to wait, saying it “believes that individuals would not have a enough foundation for drawing one last conclusion.”
Hoeie reiterated that specialists in Norway would measure the use of the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccine before May 10. Both vaccines are designed with similar technology.
Norway started its vaccinations on Dec. 27 and 1.1 million men and women – off a population of 5.3 million — have to date been vaccinated. Norway utilizes the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
Published at Thu, 22 Apr 2021 19:11:47 +0000