Iceland Suspends Moderna Vaccine for Those Under 60

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On October 8, 2021, health authorities in Iceland temporarily suspended the use of the Moderna vaccine after data from Nordic countries showed an increased likelihood of cardiac inflammation as a side effect shortly after vaccination. However, yesterday Iceland’s Chief Epidemiologist announced that the Moderna vaccine will only be used for booster shots among those 60 and older. The Chief Epidemiologist stated that the decision would be reviewed again if new data suggests the vaccine is safe for younger people.