Finland and Other Nordic Countries Disapprove of Moderna’s COVID-19 Jab


Several Nordic countries including Finland have shown disapproval regarding Moderna’s COVID-19 jab. The country with other Nordic countries like Denmark, Sweden, and Norway is discouraging the administration of their jab. However, they have decided to inoculation only a certain age group with the Moderna jab.

Finland Bans Moderna’s COVID-19 Jab for Male Population Below 30

Many Nordic countries of Europe including Finland have decided not to encourage distribution and inoculation of Moderna’s COVID-19 jab in their respective regions.


Finland and Other Nordic Countries Disapprove of Moderna's COVID-19 Jab
Source: Reuters

However, some sources reveal that countries such as Denmark, Sweden, and Norway have also condemned Moderna’s jab; due to increased heart risk. It is said that Moderna’s COVID-19 jab increases heart risk in people of certain age groups, sometimes leading to failure and blockage. Henceforth, the Nordic countries have decided not to promote Moderna’s jab to a certain group of people, especially the vulnerable ones.

What did the Authorities Say?

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland, announced on Thursday that they won’t inoculate men below 30 with Moderna’s jab. On the contrary, they are going with Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 jab for this particular age group. However, sources suggest that a rare side effect is witnessed in people of this age group, inoculated with Moderna’s COVID-19 jab. Besides that, the Finnish government mentioned that young men and boys were at a slightly higher risk of developing myocarditis.

Other Countries to Discourage Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine


Ever since Finland took this initiative, several other Nordic countries came forward with similar guidelines. Sweden too has decided not to inoculate their male population below 30 with Moderna’s COVID-19 jab. Moreover, Denmark won’t vaccinate its under-18 population with the Swiss-made vaccine. On the other hand, Norway is urging its citizens to opt for Pfizer-BioNTech’s jab rather than Moderna’s.

Finland and Other Nordic Countries Disapprove of Moderna's COVID-19 Jab
Source: Nikkei Asia

Why did Finland and Other Nordic Countries Ban the Vaccine?

All these Nordic countries decided to ban the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on the basis of a study done in Sweden. The study suggests that the mRNA-based Covid vaccine increases the risk of heart diseases including inflammation of the heart muscle or the pericardium. Moreover, some of the citizens who received the shot developed a very rare side-effect. Henceforth, Finland and other Nordic nations have decided not to inoculate its under 30 population with the Swiss-made jab. Although the risk is very small, there’s no bravery in taking it.

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