The Danish Health and Medicines Authority announced this in a press release.
This means that the Danish vaccination calendar will be extended by four weeks for some groups.
Several Danish media reported earlier today that the Janssen vaccine is now being dropped in Denmark. According to BT, this will mean that those at the back of the vaccine waiting list will not be vaccinated until 2022.
The reason why Denmark is now choosing to move away from the vaccine is because several suspicious blood clot results have been made in people who have received the Janssen vaccine.
Previously, the Danes removed the AstraZeneca vaccine from the vaccine program.
Today, a majority in Folketing is in favor of having the two dropped vaccines in Denmark available to whoever wants them.
Thus, the Danes can choose to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca and Janssen vaccines, even if they are removed from the regular program.
Planned to come in May
Obviously after a meeting of the Danish National Assembly on Monday. A voluntary scheme could actually be created during the month of May, depending on the mandate of spokespeople for Per Larsen and Liselott Blixt.
Johnson & Johnson has been removed from the vaccine program, but we have agreed to create an optional form. So you can choose one of the vaccines not on the vaccination calendar, says Leslot Blixt, a health spokesperson from the Danish People’s Party, after the meeting about the vaccine, according to Dr.
NB! Strong impressions: Tania Eriksen of the Danish Medicines Agency fainted during the press conference on April 14th. According to the Danish Medicines Agency, Eriksen has performed well. Reporter: Agusta Magnusdottir. Video: Ritzau / NTB.
Several Danish media reported on Monday that Health Minister Magnus Heunik had informed parties in Folketing that the Janssen vaccine had also been removed from the program.
Denmark, like Norway, has phased out AztraZeneca. However, the Danish Ministry of Health has not ruled out resuming its use.
There is no effect on reopening
Although the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has now been removed from the program in the country, neither the Danish People’s Party nor the Conservatives believe it will have any impact on the reopening plan in Denmark, according to DR.
Not that we have such good control over the epidemic. This supports that there is also room for more openness, says Conservative health spokesperson Per Larsen.
The Danish People’s Party also believes in the same thing, says party health spokeswoman Leslot Plext.
The numbers don’t fly in the air and we have very good tools. So we will continue to follow the plan that we have put in place for the reopening.