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Denmark is "lending" Germany 55,000 doses of AstraZeneca

Denmark is “lending” Germany 55,000 doses of AstraZeneca

“At the request of the Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein, the government decided to make 55 thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccine available to the border regions,” the Danish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

He added, “The vaccine doses will be returned according to an agreed deadline.”

Denmark is the first European country to announce last week that it is abandoning the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19, justifying this radical choice with “rare” but “serious” side effects, despite the green lights of the European regulator and the World Health Organization to use them.

It is continuing its vaccination campaign for the time being with only Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna vaccines and has indicated that it may reintroduce AstraZeneca at a later time “if the situation changes”.

The state has a stock of 200,000 doses of AstraZeneca serum.

Germany, which recommended AstraZeneca for people over 60, is fighting the third wave of coronavirus infection.