Sweden and Denmark have suspended Moderna vaccinations for people under 30 years old

The Public Health Authority, which is responsible for the vaccination campaign, said, “It has decided to suspend the use of the Moderna Spikevax vaccine for all children born after 1991, as a precautionary principle.”

This decision was made “after signs of increased risk of side effects such as myocarditis and pericarditis appeared,” says FHM.

According to the agency, the risk is higher after the second dose and in men. “The risk is small, it’s a very rare side effect,” he asserts.

“Myocarditis and pericarditis usually go away on their own, without causing lasting problems, but symptoms should be evaluated by a doctor,” the agency explains.

“In preliminary data, there is a suspicion of an increased risk of heart infection, when vaccinated with Moderna,” they said in the Danish Health Authority.

About 81,000 people under the age of 30 received the first dose of Moderna in Sweden, but not the second.

In July, the European Medicines Agency extended its license to the Moderna vaccine for adolescents aged 12 to 17 years.

In Norway, the head of infection control for The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has also asked to avoid the Moderna vaccine for those under 30 years of age. “Men under the age of 30 should also consider choosing Pfizer when receiving the vaccination,” Non-Buchholm said in a statement.

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