Swedish health officials are extending the pause of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in young people over continued concerns that the shot causes rare heart inflammation cases. . .
Sweden is one of four Nordic nations that restricted the use of the jab in young people this month, with a fifth, Norway, also discouraging younger males from getting the Moderna shot.
Despite the concerns arising about the vaccine in Europe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stood by its authorization of the shots, and even authorized booster shots of the vaccine earlier this week.
The decision came after health officials viewed data that found the shots were causing cases of myocarditis in young people who got the vaccine.
Sweden’s Public Health Agency says that the unpublished data signals ‘an increased risk of side effects such as inflammation of the heart muscle or the pericardium’ – the double-walled sac containing the heart and the roots of the main vessels. (Read more from “Sweden Suspends Moderna Vax Indefinitely Due to Correlation With Crippling Heart Conditions” HERE)
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