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The health ministry is considering recommending that men under 30 receive Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine rather than the shot developed by Moderna Inc., following an increase in reports of a rare heart disease occurring in younger men after they received the latter vaccine.

The move comes after Sweden halted use of the Moderna shot last week for people born in and after 1991, citing a Nordic study that showed a higher risk of inflammation of the heart muscle, a condition called myocarditis, among young people given the shot. Finland has also paused use of the Moderna jab in men born in 1991 or later.

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