Thus Iceland has taken stricter measures in this regard compared to its Nordic neighbors, who have limited vaccinations with the Moderna vaccine for certain age groups. According to Icelandic health authorities, the Pfizer vaccine will currently be sufficient to meet the demand for vaccination in the country. So the lead epidemiologist decided not to use Moderna’s vaccine in Iceland.
88% of people over 12 years old are fully vaccinated
According to AFP, this will no longer affect the vaccination campaign on an island of 370,000 people, where 88 percent of people over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated.
In Iceland, in the past two months, people who were already vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Janssen vaccine, as well as elderly and immunocompromised people who previously received two doses of another cancer vaccine, have been revaccinated. A modern vaccine “almost exclusively”.
Sweden and Finland have stopped the vaccination of Moderna
Sweden and Finland recommended suspending vaccination with Moderna’s anti-cancer vaccine for people under 30 this week. According to them, the reason is the evidence of an increased risk of side effects from this vaccine. There was, for example, a risk of developing myocarditis or pericarditis. Denmark and Norway have issued such a recommendation for people under the age of 18, according to AFP.
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