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Iceland halts Moderna COVID-19 vaccine over heart-inflammation fears

Health Directorate says chief epidemiologist decided not to use Moderna because supply of Pfizer vaccine is sufficient

Saadet Firdevs Apari   | 09.10.2021
Iceland halts Moderna COVID-19 vaccine over heart-inflammation fears FILE PHOTO

ANKARA

Iceland has suspended the use of the Moderna anti-coronavirus vaccine, citing an increased risk of cardiac inflammation.

According to Bloomberg, the use of a vaccine developed by a US pharmaceutical company was halted on Friday due to concerns over increased risks of heart-inflammation.

The Health Directorate said in a statement that the chief epidemiologist decided not to use the Moderna vaccine because the supply of Pfizer vaccine is sufficient.

Earlier, Sweden and Finland suspended the use of the vaccine in people under the age of 30.

Denmark and Norway also have completely banned the use of the Moderna vaccine for anyone under the age of 18.

* Writing by Seda Sevencan

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