Denmark Stops Administering Moderna Vaccine to Below 18

Denmark halted administering the Moderna vaccine for younger age groups after reporting possible rare cardiovascular side effects after the jab.

The Swedish health agency said it recorded a surge of myocarditis and pericarditis cases among the young age groups who have been vaccinated with Moderna. These conditions concern the inflammation of the heart or its lining. 

Preliminary Swedish and Nordic findings reveal that the symptoms are more evident after the second dose of Moderna’s Spikevax. 

The agency recommended the Pfizer jab for the younger age groups instead. 

Department head and state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said that the agency will monitor the situation closely and will be proactive in ensuring that the vaccines will be safe and effective against the COVID-19 virus. 

Myocarditis and pericarditis usually fades on its own without long-term complications, but the symptoms should be consulted with a doctor, and treatment would be recommended in severe cases. Symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, fever, body and chest pains, irregular heart beats, and difficulty in breathing.

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