Despite the approval of the World Health Organization and EMA, Norway has decided not to use the AstraZeneca vaccine against covid-19 to its citizens and has extended the suspension period of the vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson.
Mexico City (APRO). -Although the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Health Agency (EMA) approved its use, the Norwegian government agreed to finally abandon the AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine and suspend the production of the vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson.
According to Agence France-Presse, in view of the rare but serious risks that these vaccines use the same adenovirus technology to cause, Prime Minister Erna Solberg justified these measures.
An expert committee convened by the government has ruled this Monday against the authorization of the two multinational companies’ anti-covid vaccines.
Norway stopped using AstraZeneca injections in March.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend the continued use of the AstraZeneca vaccine because the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the risks.
In the United States, the AstraZeneca drug has caused some cases of thrombosis, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has caused the same effect, although very rare.
Norway has not received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but it has reservations. (Information from AFP)