Denmark puts use of Moderna vaccine on hold for everyone under 18

Moderna COVID-19Photo: Christopher Dolan / The Times / Tribune via AP

In the future, Danes under the age of 18 will not be offered the Moderna vaccine. They will be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, the National Board of Health stated on Wednesday.

The news comes shortly after the Swedish authorities announced that the use of the Moderna vaccine would be put on hold for everyone under 30 years of age

Swedish health authorities stated that they had observed an increased incidence of inflammation in the pericardium and myocardium after Moderna vaccination.

However, the Swedish health authorities emphasized that these are very rare side effects and that there is no reason to be worried for those who have been vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine.

On Wednesday, Norway’s FHI encouraged boys and young men under 30 to take the Pfizer vaccine instead of the Moderna vaccine due to an increased risk of a rare side effect with Moderna.

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