Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Friday

Today in Denmark: A round-up of the latest news on Friday
A light show in Aalborg on Thursday marked the first anniversary of Denmark's first Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix
Find out what's going on in Denmark today with The Local's short round-up of the news in less than five minutes.

EMA says blood clot risk no higher in vaccinated people 

After Denmark yesterday said it was pausing use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, the European Medicines Agency has said that there appears to be no higher risk of blood clots in those vaccinated against Covid-19.

Denmark’s decision was taken as a precaution after some patients developed blood clots since receiving the jab, one of whom died.

“The information available so far indicates that the number of thromboembolic events [blood clots, ed.] in vaccinated people is no higher than that seen in the general population,” the European Medicines Agency told news wire AFP by email when asked about the suspension.

AstraZeneca has also said that an analysis of its own data did not show any increased risk of blood clots, broadcaster DR reports.

We’ll have more detail on this in a full article this morning.

AstraZeneca to supply fewer vaccines

Provided Denmark resumes use of the AstraZeneca vaccine at some point, the country’s vaccine schedule will be delayed by a reduction in expected delivery of vaccine doses from the company.

Astra Zeneca announced yesterday that it will halve the number of planned Covid-19 vaccine deliveries to the EU up to the end of June.

Denmark yesterday moved its expected completion date for vaccination of the population back by four weeks, though that was related to the decision to suspend use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for now.

READ ALSO: Denmark extends Covid-19 vaccination programme by a further four weeks

Prime Minister hopes for normal school attendance in April

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said yesterday that she hopes schools will be fully opened again by next month.

That comes two days after the government announced it was taking another step forward towards reopening schools.

“I think it will be possible in April to open up so that children and young people in principle have a fairly normal school day,” she said in a televised debate on TV2.

‘Årsopgørelse’: Annual tax calculation to be published

Thousands of people who pay tax in Denmark will from Monday be able to see the annual tax calculation, årsopgørelse in Danish, by logging on to the tax agency website, using the secure NemID login.

The annual calculation shows taxpayers whether they are owed a rebate from the state after annual income has been fully registered. In some cases underpaid tax must be accounted for.

Although the information is officially available from Monday, it can be accessible for some people from the preceding Friday. That has resulted – as is normally the case at this time of year – in heavy traffic on the website this morning, according to news wire Ritzau.

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