Iceland stopped using the Moderna vaccine against the CCP virus on October 8 after reports from Scandinavian countries on the “increased incidence” of injection-induced inflammation of the heart muscle and tissues.
Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway have already restricted the use of the Moderna vaccine due to the same concerns. Iceland is even more advanced than its neighbors and has completely stopped using the vaccine.
“Recently, in addition to Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccination, there are data from Scandinavian countries on the increased incidence of myocarditis and pericarditis after vaccination with the Moderna vaccine.” Presentation Said from the Icelandic Department of Health.
“Iceland has enough Pfizer vaccine for both the pre-vaccination activation vaccine and the primary vaccination of those who have not yet been vaccinated, so epidemics have given the moderna vaccine in Iceland. I decided not to use it. About the safety of the Modana vaccine. “
Sweden has limited the use of Moderna, taken on October 6, to those born before 1991. At the time, the Swedish Health Organization said new data from Swedish and other Scandinavian sources “showed a particularly clear link” between Moderna’s vaccine and side effects. “Especially after the second dose.”
“Both myocarditis and pericarditis often heal spontaneously without causing permanent problems, but suspicious symptoms … need to be evaluated by a doctor in a health center or emergency room,” officials said. Stated. May be needed in established cases. “
Norway and Denmark recommend the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 17 years. In Iceland, only the Pfizer vaccine is recommended for groups aged 12-17.
Finland stopped using Moderna Shots for men under the age of 30 on October 7. This decision was made the day after Sweden and Denmark stopped using the vaccine for the younger age group.
Iceland used the Modana vaccine almost exclusively as a booster shot for people who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the Department of Health said. The Nordic countries have also used the Moderna vaccine as a double dose boost for the elderly and immunocompromised.
According to the World Health Organization 75 percent One of Iceland’s population is fully vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 33 people have died in COVID-19 in Iceland.
Jack Phillips and Lorenz Duchamps contributed to this report.