Iceland Dumps Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, While Finland & Norway Join Sweden and Denmark to Halt Use of mRNA-1273 in Young Population

Iceland Dumps Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine While Finland & Norway Join Sweden and Denmark to Halt Use of mRNA-1273 in Young Population

Recently TrialSite reported that both Denmark and Sweden declared that their health authorities will place at least a temporary pause on using the Moderna mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine due to safety concerns based on reports of side effects such as myocarditis. The Swedish health agency’s chief epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell, went on the record stating, “The connection is especially clear when it comes to Moderna’s Spikevax, especially after the second dose.” While the health authorities here acknowledge the rare incidences, there is enough concern to issue the halt, at least temporarily for young people. Now other Nordic countries are joining these two, limiting the use of Moderna’s mRNA-1273. Finland’s national health authority, THL declared that this Nordic nation would put a pause on the use of mRNA-1273 in young men. Norway also joined the pack to lose Moderna, at least temporarily. On Friday, Iceland also joined Nordic peers to suspend the Moderna vaccine, at least temporarily, again citing risks of heart inflammation. Iceland went a step further, however.

Unlike the other Scandinavian nations, which issued a pause on the use of the mRNA-based vaccine, a...

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