Swedish vaccine stop arouses international criticism

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Published October 18, 2021 at 07.48

Domestic. The Swedish decision to stop the use of Moderna's corona vaccine for young people for the time being is being questioned internationally, according to Svenska Dagbladet.

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After the Swedish Public Health Agency on 6 October chose to pause the use of Moderna's vaccine Spikevax for young people, similar decisions also followed in Norway and Finland.

The background to the measure was a study from Swedish, Norwegian , Danish and Finnish Medicines Agency, which states that there is a link between the vaccine and heart disease in young people, especially in boys.

Didier Pittet, professor and epidemiologist at the University Hospital in Geneva, is one of those who criticize it Swedish decision.

– The risk of this type of heart inflammation as a result of the vaccine is minimal. In addition, it is a relatively banal inflammation that is easy to treat and has no long-term consequences, says Pittet to SvD.