Sweden Temporarily Does Not Give Moderna Vaccines to Young People

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The Swedish health service is temporarily not administering Moderna corona vaccines to young people born in 1991 or later. The decision was made as a precaution due to concerns about an increased risk of side effects.

 

Vaccinated people, in rare cases, have to deal with inflammation of the heart muscle and the pericardium. Symptoms include shortness of breath, palpitations and chest pain. The complaints often disappear on their own and can be treated well, but a doctor must be consulted.

The health service reports based on preliminary research that cases of inflammation of the heart muscle and the pericardium are linked to the vaccine. The side effects often started in the first weeks after the second injection. The side effects mainly occurred in young men.

The Moderna vaccine will not be available to people who started in 1991 or later, at least until December 1. The approximately 81,000 people in Sweden waiting for their second dose will be given a shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as a replacement.

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