Dutch will not likely use Johnson & Johnson vaccine pending EMA critique

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The Netherlands will not start working with the Leiden-developed Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine until eventually the European Medications Company has finished its basic safety evaluate, overall health minister Hugo de Jonge explained on Wednesday evening.

The Netherlands has some 80,000 doses of the single shot vaccine in storage but J&J has questioned EU nations not to use them right up until the investigation into uncommon blood clots has been completed. The vaccine was destined for entrance line healthcare staff and folks in dwelling in smaller psychiatric units.

The EMA expects to full its exploration upcoming 7 days. It has said the vaccine can be utilized since its strengths outweigh the down sides.

De Jonge, on the other hand, has opted to disregard that tips. ‘It is incredibly annoying but we should not stress. We just need to wait around for a 7 days,’ he said.

The Netherlands has ordered 11.3 million doses of the Janssen vaccine in full.

So considerably just about four million doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines have been specified in the Netherlands, but the final decision to halt employing the AstraZeneca product or service on the less than 60s since of safety fears is probable to gradual development.

However, Pfizer reported on Wednesday it would be capable to deliver some two million doses of vaccines before than planned, information which De Jonge described as ‘fantastic’.

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