Skip to Content

Moderna banned in Nordic countries. Photo credit: Ian Hutchinson
Stockholm

Breaking: Sweden, Denmark, Finland ban Moderna citing risk of myocarditis

Citing serious cardiac problems, including myocarditis and pericarditis, the Swedish Public Health Agency announced on Wednesday that it was recommending use of the Moderna vaccine be discontinued in young people born after 1991.  Denmark as well as Finland issued a similar ban for people aged 12-17 in the same week.

Published: October 7, 2021, 1:56 pm

    Read more

    “The Swedish Public Health Agency has decided to suspend the use of Moderna’s vaccine Spikevax, for everyone born in 1991 and later, for precautionary reasons,” the Agency declared on Wednesday. “The cause is signals of an increased risk of side effects such as inflammation of the heart muscle or heart sac.”

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about the risk of developing heart inflammation from the Moderna and Pfizer jabs in June this year. Myocarditis is a condition that causes the swelling of the heart muscle and can cause difficulty breathing, heart failure, and death.

    “New preliminary [analysis] from Swedish and Nordic data sources indicate that the connection is especially clear when it comes to Moderna’s vaccine Spikevax, especially after the second dose,” the statement noted. “The increase in risk is seen within four weeks after the vaccination, mainly within the first two weeks.”

    The agency concluded that they had “decided to recommend a break for all use of Spikevax for people born in 1991 and later. […] The decision is valid until 1 December 2021. The Swedish Public Health Agency will return with a notice of recommendation after this date.”

    On the same day, the Danish Health Authority issued a similar warning: “In the preliminary data … there is a suspicion of an increased risk of heart inflammation, when vaccinated with Moderna,” even if “heart inflammation is an extremely rare side effect that often has a mild course and goes away on its own”.

    In April, Denmark permanently banned AstraZeneca jabs after it was determined that the injections caused deadly blood clots.

    Finland is the third Scandinavian country to impose new restrictions on the Moderna shot. On Thursday, the government announced that the injection will be banned for younger males due to the risk of rare but harmful side effects, including heart inflammation.

    The director of Finland’s health institute said men born in 1991 or later will be vaccinated with Pfizer instead. Mika Salminen, the director of Finland’s health institute, explained that the new restrictions were based on data collected in a Nordic study.

    “A Nordic study involving Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark found that men under the age of 30 who received Moderna Spikevax had a slightly higher risk than others of developing myocarditis,” He said the Nordic study would be published within the next coming weeks.

    Preliminary data was also made available to the EU medicines regulator, the EMA, for further assessment. In July the EMA had warned that heart inflammation had been detected in younger male jab recipients.

    Despite this, Italy’s Health Minister Roberto Speranza told reporters on Thursday that his country would not suspend the use of Moderna, urging European countries to “work together more closely to coordinate better”.

    In July this year, a study published in JAMA’s Cardiology Journal, revealed that 23 male soldiers (including 22 who were deemed “previously healthy”) between the ages of 20 and 51 presented “acute onset of marked chest pain” within four days of receiving their second jab. Several US soldiers treated in the military health-care system following the injection were subsequently diagnosed with clinical myocarditis.

    Sadly, they were all “physically fit by military standards and lacking any known history of cardiac disease, significant cardiac risk factors, or exposure to cardiotoxic agents” before their vaccine injuries.

    These diagnosed cases had all submitted to full electrocardiographic and echocardiography tests. Abnormal electrocardiography findings were recorded in 19 patients (83 percent).

    The cardiac symptoms faded within a week of onset for some, but at least a third of them continued to have chest discomfort.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Europe

    Parallel society: Ukrainian children in German schools

    MunichAround one million Ukrainians have left their homeland due to the war in recent months and sought refuge in Germany. Among the refugees are tens of thousands of children who are now going to school in Germany. But there are simply too many and the problems are mounting.

    Zelensky entrusts management of private investments in Ukraine to BlackRock

    KievThe Ukrainian government is teaming up with American investment firm BlackRock to "reboot its economy". A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on November 10, the Ukrainian Economy Ministry announced the next day. This agreement concerns the creation of a platform to attract private capital.

    Climate fanatics target airports

    BerlinThe climate fanatics of the Last Generation are no longer an annoying nuisance but have become a danger to life and limb due to the benevolent approval of Germany's spy chief Thomas Haldenwang. Their actions are increasingly radical, on the verge of terrorism aimed at airports and concert halls.

    Moroccans trash Belgian cities after WC victory

    BrusselsVictory turned into a riot on Sunday 27 November, as violence broke out in Brussels after the victory of the Moroccan team against Belgium in the football World Cup. The Atlas Lions won by two goals to nil and thus triumphed over the Belgian team.

    ‘Migrants only ever lose their passports, never their knives’

    TraiskirchenAgainst the background of the continuing mass influx of asylum seekers, the Austrian FPÖ presents itself again with a winning campaign to deal with the crisis. At a press conference on Wednesday, three leading FPÖ politicians gave more details – in Traiskirchen, Lower Austria, of all places, which is the seat of a large first reception center and has been a "hot spot" for the mass influx for months.

    Twitter’s Brussels office dismantled

    BrusselsThe move by Elon Musk to rid the online platform of "woke" ideologues, has sparked EU concern over online content control. With Twitter dismantling its entire Brussels office, some EU officials claim the platform will no longer comply with their new rules on controlling online content.

    In 4 years, 343 terror convicts have been released in France

    ParisPrisoners convicted of terrorism-related offences are monitored by the judiciary and intelligence services upon their release. This has been a huge cost to French taxpayers.

    Green MP complains about ‘cold Bundestag’

    BerlinAnyone who dares to complain about gas prices, which have increased at least six fold in the last year, is denounced as a traitor in Germany. In reality, many families do not know how they will stay warm since they are no longer able to afford heating.

    Vlaams Belang calls on government to cancel WEF membership

    BrusselsIn 2022, the Flemish government will pay €175 763.87 in membership fees to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and 27 000 Swiss francs (about €27 300) as participation fees to the annual meeting of the WEF in Davos. This is according to Flemish minister-president Jan Jambon's response to a parliamentary question by Flemish MP Sam van Rooy.

    Human traffickers shoot at Hungarian police during highway chase

    BudapestTo keep illegals flooding into the EU, human traffickers are now willing to accept the deaths of police officers. During a chase on the Hungarian highway, alleged Iraqi traffickers opened fire at the police. In the end, the traffickers could only be arrested and disarmed by a counter-terrorism unit.

    Go to archive