A prominent Danish medical official collapsed during a press conference in which she announced the government’s indefinite suspension of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine.
Tanja Erichsen, head of the Danish Medicines Agency, was delivering the news alongside Health and Medicines Authority Director Søren Brostrøm on Thursday when she suddenly fainted.
"Our head of pharmacovigilance, Tanja Erichsen, fainted during today's press conference. She is conscious again and is okay under the circumstances, but for safety's sake she took a trip by ambulance to the emergency room to be checked," the Danish Medicines Agency wrote in an update on Twitter.
Prior to the incident, Erichsen and Brostrøm confirmed the AstraZeneca vaccine will no longer be administered in Denmark due to concerns about side effects, specifically dangerous blood clots potentially linked to the injection.
Erichsen stressed that she believes the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks, but not necessarily for Danes.
Instead, Denmark is reportedly considering 'sharing' their AstraZeneca supply with 'poorer' countries.
"I spoke with Søren Brostrøm yesterday, and I understand that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is ready or is already looking at the possibilities of sharing the AstraZeneca vaccine with poor countries," said Hans Kluge, European head of the World Health Organization.
While many European countries have temporarily halted AstraZeneca's COVID injections in recent weeks, Denmark is the first country to fully remove it from its vaccine program.
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