Wednesday 5/12/21
VACCINATION

Hundreds of doses of AstraZeneca land in trash every day in Sweden

Some patients cancel their appointments when they find out that they are due to receive the British-Swedish shot.
12 March 2021, Thailand, Bangkok: A box of the AstraZeneca vaccine is seen in a cooling refrigerator at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi province on the outskirts of Bangkok. Photo: Chaiwat Subprasom/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa
A box of the AstraZeneca vaccine is seen in a cooling refrigerator. Photo: Chaiwat Subprasom/dpa.
Hundreds of doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine are thrown away every day in Stockholm because people refuse to take that shot, a head physician in Sweden told broadcaster SVT on Monday.

Johan Styrud of the Stockholm medical association said it was not possible to find enough vaccine volunteers quickly enough and if the shot was not administered within a few hours, it had to be thrown away.

After a small number of people suffered from blot clots after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, its use has been limited to people above 65 in Sweden.

According to the SVT report, some patients cancel their appointments when they find out that they are due to receive the British-Swedish shot.

Styrud said the benefits of the vaccine in fighting the pandemic are much greater than the risks, and urged people to take it.

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