Iceland Halts Moderna Vaccine Over Cardiac Inflammation Concerns

Iceland on Friday stopped the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, citing reports of a slight increase in cardiac inflammation. 

“As the supply of Pfizer vaccine is sufficient in the territory … the chief epidemiologist has decided not to use the Moderna vaccine in Iceland,” health officials published on Iceland’s Health Directorate website, reports Medical Express.

Sweden and Finland a day prior suspended the use of the Moderna vaccine, but just for people under 30, because of the risk of inflammation in the heart muscle, or myocardium, and the pericardium, or the membrane that covers the heart. 

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