Setback for AstraZeneca: Swiss regulatory authority rejects the vaccine - and demands more data
The AstraZeneca vaccine was rejected by the Swiss regulatory authority "Swissmedic".
The reason is insufficient data for approval of the vaccine from the British-Swedish group. Additional information on safety, effectiveness and quality is required.
As a precaution, the federal government has ordered 5.3 million cans from AstraZeneca. However, AstraZeneca is currently struggling with delivery problems.
The EFVV (European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance) is an alliance of member-organisations and individual members from 25 European countries. Our member-organisations consist of consumer groups and pro-choice groups whose members in turn include medical professionals and scientists. Their combined memberships exceed 100,000. We call on all Europeans to stand together in a demand for a united vaccination policy based on freedom of choice and informed consent. We believe that mandatory vaccination is not only a serious risk but a violation of human rights and dignity. We therefore demand transparency and caution as well as recognition and concern for the many vaccine-injured in Europe and beyond.