STOCKHOLM (Reuters – Sweden extends the pause Moderna The COVID-19 vaccine is available to people 30 years and older. It’s a preventative against rare side effects that can lead to death.
According to the Health Agency, October was the first month that data showed an increase in myocarditis. The agency also stopped using Spikevax Moderna vaccine Spikevax for children born before 1991.
According to the agency, Thursday’s pause was extended beyond Dec. 1, and anyone who received the Moderna vaccine will receive the Comirnaty vaccination from Pfizer/Biontech.
Comirnaty was approved by the European Medicines Agency in May. Spikevax, which is for older children (12 and over), received approval in July.
Also, the health agency stated that it is time to stop wide-scale testing. They will also remove recommendations for testing individuals who have been fully vaccinated even if symptoms are present.
“We have to test all those most likely to be infected by COVID-19. Britta Bjorkholm from the Health Agency stated that the vaccine is effective in protecting against not only severe diseases but also infection and spreading infection.
Around 85% have received one shot of the vaccine, while 80% of those 16 years and older have had at least two.
On November 1, the new guidelines for testing will be in effect. Patients and healthcare workers should continue to get tested. Those who were in direct contact with positive results should also be tested.
Last week there were 139 651 positive tests.
Sweden has a relatively low rate of deaths, hospitalisations, and cases compared to other European countries. It chose not to implement wide-ranging lockdowns, and instead relied on voluntary recommendations during the pandemic.
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