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News Claim: A message circulating on social media stating that Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland have all banned the Moderna vaccine. Not a word from the FDA.
Viral message on WhatsApp today, Social Media claims: Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland have all banned the Moderna vaccine. Not a word from the FDA
Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland have all banned the Moderna vaccine.— Real Developments (@pdubdev) October 9, 2021
not a word from the FDA
Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland have all canned the Moderna vaccine.— Herd Stupidity (@ROO3sixty) October 11, 2021
Not a word from the FDA or their subordinates at the TGA.
Remember when the Boeing jets were crashing & the FAA was almost the last to ground them?
The message has been widely circulated on social media, It has been retweeted by around 5000 times and liked by over 15k on social media.
News Verification: Most of the vaccines available on the market are administered giving two doses in certain intervals. The interval can be from 28 days to 3 months in the period. Taking this vaccine also includes side effects and this varies from person to person. Some people have low side effects and others have severe side effects, However these side effects mpost;y lasting from 2-3 days in common. For many, Side effects are a good sign — they indicate that the vaccine is working by triggering the immune system.
The modern vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna reported similar side effects, which don’t last long — about one to three days. The most common side effects include a sore arm, fatigue (feeling tired), headache, aches, and fever.
Sweden and Denmark banned the drug on 6th Oct, they said they are pausing the use of Moderna's (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups after reports of possible rare cardiovascular side effects. The Swedish health agency said that they will pause the shot for anyone born above 1991. Soon after this, the share of Moderna fell 4.9 percent.
Finland’s national health authority, THL, announced Thursday that it would pause the use of Moderna’s Covid vaccine in young men.
News Verdict: It is true that Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland have restricted the use of these vaccines due to fear of cardiovascular side effects
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Sweden, Denmark pause Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups