JUST IN – Sweden halts vaccinations against #COVID19 with Moderna’s Spikevax for those born 1991 or later, citing side effects including heart muscle inflammation, according to public health authorities (Expressen)
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Sweden’s Public Health Agency stops using Moderna’s mRNA vaccine in people 30 years and younger given myocarditis/pericarditis risk
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(google translated from www.dagbladet.no/studio/nyhetsstudio/5?post=75015 )
Sweden drops Moderna: Swedish health authorities have temporarily stopped the use of the Moderna vaccine for people born in 1991 or later.
The Swedish health authorities announce this in a press release.
The reason is signals of an increased risk of side effects associated with heart inflammation. They emphasize that the risk is very small.
– We are following the situation and reacting quickly to ensure that the vaccines against covid-19 are always as safe as possible, says the Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell.
According to the Norwegian Medicines Agency’s website, as of 28 September, 254 reports of inflammation of the heart had been reported among Norwegian vaccinated people. Of these, 71 people have been vaccinated with Moderna.
– We at the Norwegian Medicines Agency monitor cases of pericarditis and myocarditis in Norway, and follow developments very closely.
The National Institute of Public Health has conducted a larger study together with the health authorities in Finland, Sweden and Denmark, which has looked at the incidence of pericarditis and myocarditis.
– After this, the Swedish Public Health Authority has decided to stop the use of Moderna among people born in 1991 and later, says medical director Steinar Madsen in the Norwegian Medicines Agency to Dagbladet and continues:
– In Norway, it is FHI that must decide on the use of the Moderna vaccine in the future. The Norwegian Medicines Agency provides for adverse reaction monitoring, and FHI knows all of our data.
Vaccine manager at FHI, Geir Bukholm meets the press to comment on the decision at 14.30. Dagbladet TV broadcasts live.
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