The Finnish health authorities have recommended that the vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Moderna should not be used in men under the age of 30 for fear of side effects, particularly heart problems.
The Director of the Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Mika Salminen, at a press conference confirmed the change in protocols and recommended using the Pfizer vaccine for young men, including as a second dose for those who have already received a first injection of Moderna, reports the agency Bloomberg.
Finland, following in the footsteps of other Nordic countries, has already lifted numerous restrictions to fight the pandemic, although infections are not fully contained. Prime Minister Sanna Marin has ruled out the lifting of the measures “too early”.
Following criticism, some of which surfaced even within the coalition government, Marin has insisted the country move forward at the expected pace and hopes to ease restrictions further once vaccination coverage exceeds 80 percent of society, starting this month, the Yle said -Network.