Vaccine researcher doubts the AstraZeneca vaccine will be used in Norway again
Norwegian health authorities are considering whether they'll resume use of the AstraZeneca vaccine. A vaccine researcher at the University of Oslo doubts that will happen.
The use of the vaccine has been paused in Norway after reports of deadly blood clots among those who've received it.
"Unless they manage to find a factor that explains the blood clot cases, I doubt we'll begin using this vaccine again in Norway," said Gunnveig Grødeland at the University of Oslo, to the Norwegian news channel TV2.
The European Medicines Agency has greenlighted the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and several countries have resumed their use of it.
Norwegian health authorities are looking further in to the connection between the blood clots and the vaccines, before they make their decision this Friday.
Grødeland thinks the EMA has done no wrong in backing the use of the vaccine, and says it's up to every country to decide their own course of action.