Several Nordic countries have paused the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine on younger people over concern the shot may be linked to a rare heart problem in young people.
Sweden’s health ministry announced on Wednesday that it was pausing injections of Moderna’s vaccine for those aged 30 and younger. Denmark announced a similar pause for those aged 18 and younger, according to Bloomberg.
Finland followed suit on Thursday. Finnish health official Mika Salminen said the government was pausing injections of Moderna’s vaccine into males aged 30 and under. All three countries cited evidence that Moderna’s vaccine may be a source of myocarditis, or heart inflammation, in young people.
“A Nordic study involving Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark found that men under the age of 30 who received Moderna