It’s a concern that anti-vax groups might use the suspension as an excuse to not get the Covid vaccine, he added.
The UK has seen a high uptake of the vaccine, but there’s greater skepticism around Europe, it’s believed.
“It’s scaremongering and a concern,” added Dr Ettlinger. “I’m worried about it being used by anti-vaxxers as an excuse to encourage others not to take the jab. This will result in increased incidents of Covid.
“It would strike me as a political angle with Brexit and the failure of the EU community to vaccinate their populations.”