Danish Medicines Agency declares Covid-19 vaccine batch fit for use

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Danish Medicines Agency declares Covid-19 vaccine batch fit for use
FILE PHOTO: A woman receives a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19. Photo: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

The Danish Medicines Agency has rescinded a temporary suspension on the use of a specific batch of Covid-19 vaccines after small bubbles were observed when they were drawn into syringes.


The agency said earlier this week that it had paused use of the batch in cooperation with manufacturer Pfizer after some vaccination centres observed bubbles in the vaccine after drawing it into the syringe prior to administering.

“The conclusion of Pfizer’s investigation is that the formation of small bubbles in the vaccine after drawing into the syringe is a phenomenon which can occur after the vaccine is exposed to pressure or temperature,” the Medicines Agency said in a statement.

This has no effect on quality, effectiveness or safety, it said.

The batch has been declared suitable for immediate use.


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People over the age of 65 and those in risk groups for serious illness have been offered booster vaccines against both Covid-19 and influenza since the beginning of October.

Vaccinations can be given at pharmacies and regional vaccination centres and will remain available until January 15th next year.



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