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Sweden to give Pfizer vaccine to 12 to 15 year olds, rejects Moderna

Used vials of Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna and AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines are pictured at the Skne University Hospital vaccination center in Malmö, Sweden, on February 17, 2021. (Sweden out via Reuters)

Stockholm-Sweden’s public health agency said on Monday it recommended the use of Pfizer-BioNTech, the Comirnati vaccine against COVID-19, for children aged 12 to 15 years against rival Moderna’s SpikeVax.

The European Medicines Agency approved the use of Comirnati in May, while SpikeVax was approved in July for children over the age of 12.

“Overall, we see a reason to choose the vaccine we know the most about and that is best proven when it comes to immunizing children aged 12 to 15 years,” says Anders Tegnell , said department head and state epidemiologist at the health agency.

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The agency said there was more data on the use of Comirnati on children.

“That is why Spikewax is not recommended for the youngest age group in Sweden,” the agency said in a statement.

In September, the agency said children 12 and older would be offered a COVID vaccination starting October 11.

by simon johnson

Reuters

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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