Denmark removes Johnson & Johnson COVID shot from its vaccine program

The single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been taken out of Denmark’s vaccination program to investigate reports of rare but potentially dangerous blood clots, Danish health authorities say.

Denmark has already taken the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine out of its vaccination program. The J&J and AstraZeneca shots are made with similar technology.

In a statement, the Danish Health Authority says it “has concluded that the benefits of using the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson do not outweigh the risk of causing the possible adverse effect.”

A man receives a dose of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccine rollout targeting elderly people in Ronda, Spain, on April 23, 2021. (JORGE GUERRERO / AFP)
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