Finland is already suspending vaccination with Moderna’s covid vaccine for young men

Illustration of the article Finland also suspends vaccination with covid vaccine from Moderna for young men

Finland suspends the vaccination of young men born in 1991 and later with the Moderna anti-coronavirus vaccine.

Finland suspends the vaccination of young men born in 1991 and later with the Moderna anti-coronavirus vaccine.

Illustration of the article Finland also suspends vaccination with covid vaccine from Moderna for young men

This is due to reports of rare side effects related to cardiovascular problems. The Finnish Institute for Health and Healthcare announced this on Thursday, Reuters reported.

The decision comes just one day after a similar move was taken by Sweden and Denmark, which have stopped vaccinating all younger people, including children, with Moderna vaccines.

Modern knows about the decision

“A Nordic study, which included Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, found that men under 30 years of age were at a slightly higher risk of developing myocarditis after being vaccinated with Spikevax from Moderna than others.” said Mika Salminen, director of the Finnish Medical Institute.

Salminen said that myocarditis – an inflammatory disease of the heart muscle – usually disappears on its own within a few days. However, they will now only give Pfizer a vaccine to young men and boys in Finland for precautionary reasons.

The pharmaceutical company Moderna stated that it was aware of the decisions of the Swedish and Danish regulatory authorities.

The benefits outweigh

“It is usually a very weak course of the disease, from which individuals can recover in a short time with rest and standard treatment. In addition, the risk of developing myocarditis is significantly increased in those who overcame COVID-19. Vaccination is the best way to prevent this. “ said Moderna.

Regulators in the United States, EU countries and the WHO also agree that the benefits of the mRNA technology used by Moderna and the Pfizer / BioNTech consortium to prevent COVID-19 outweigh the risks of using them.

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