Iceland suspended the anti-Govt vaccine from the US laboratory Moderna on Friday, citing slightly increased risks of heart disease, and advanced beyond its northern neighbors to limit its use.
“Because the supply of Pfizer vaccine in the area (…) is adequate, the Chief Epidemiologist decided not to use the Modern vaccine in Iceland,” said a statement from the Health Directorate’s site.
This result encourages “an increase in the incidence of heart attack and pericarditis after vaccination with the moderna vaccine, in addition to vaccination with Pfizer / Bioendech”.
For two months, Iceland, the single-dose serum sold by the American laboratory Johnson & Johnson, and the elderly and immunocompromised adults who received two were given an “almost exclusively” extra dose with the Moderna vaccine for Icelanders vaccinated by Johnson. Doses of another vaccine.
Sweden and Finland have done this to people under the age of 30
This will not affect the vaccination campaign on the vast North Atlantic island of 370,000 people, where 88% of people over the age of 12 are already fully vaccinated.
Since Thursday, Sweden and Finland have also stopped using the modern vaccine For those under 30And Denmark and Norway have systematically advised children under the age of 18 to be at risk for heart attack, myocardial infarction, and inflammation of the pericardium.
According to Swedish authorities, most of these swellings are mild and go away on their own, but medical advice is recommended if symptoms occur.
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