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Denmark becomes first country to drop AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

April 14 (UPI) — Denmark became the first country to drop the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because of a possible link to rare blood clots in vaccinated people.

Danish officials said that 2.4 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine would be withdrawn until further notice, the Danish Health Authority said in a statement released Wednesday.

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Studies showed a higher than expected frequency of blood clots following doses of the vaccine, the authority said.

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On Tuesday, the United States, Canada and the European Union paused use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine over six cases of blood clots.

Related: CDC to hold emergency meeting over pause of J&J COVID-19 vaccine.

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