Sweden vaccinates children aged 12 to 15 with Pfizer vaccine and rejects Modana

Used vials of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines were taken on February 17, 2021 at the Skane University Hospital Vaccination Center in Malmo, Sweden. (Sweden via Reuters)

Stockholm-Sweden’s Public Health Department chose to oppose rival Modana’s Spikevax on Monday, recommending children aged 12 to 15 to use the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine against COVID-19. Stated.

The European Medicines Agency approved the use of Comirnaty in May, and Spikevax nodded in July to children over the age of 12.

“Overall, there is a reason to choose the vaccine we know best, and it is best proven when it comes to vaccination of children between the ages of 12 and 15,” said the department head and state epidemiologist. Anders Tegnell said. Said at the Social Insurance Agency.

The agency said there is more data on the use of Comirnaty for children.

“That’s why Spikevax isn’t recommended for the youngest age group in Sweden,” the Agency said in a statement.

In September, the agency said children over the age of 12 would be offered COVID vaccination from October 11.

Simon Jonso