Author: Dr. Kathyani V S            

Qualification : MBBS, DGO, Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine

Covid-19 Vaccine Affects Fertility: Myth Busted

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has put medical systems throughout the world in an intimidating situation. And that has made most people realize the gravity of this situation and its impact on our lifestyles. Recent times have seen both female as well as male fertility issues rising in people of all ages and most of them are seeking medical help to get pregnant. IUI and IVF treatments are among the popular options for couples dealing with fertility issues. But the Covid-19 situation has cast its shadow on such treatments as well. There are several myths that have grown about taking the fertility test and treatments in these trying times. A thorough evaluation of the safety and efficacy of COVID vaccine in pregnancy in the light of recent research and findings demolishes myths surrounding COVID vaccine and pregnancy. This article aims to demolish such false claims and myths about the Covid-19 vaccine and its effect on fertility.

Covid-19 affects fertility?

This is one of the biggest and most baseless myths floating around about Covid-19. It is very misleading to spread such rumours as there is no proof as of yet to show that Covid-19 affects female or male fertility. However, women taking IVF treatment would be required to get tested for Covid-19 even before the fertility test. And if they do test positive, their treatment gets cancelled or postponed as a precautionary measure. Therefore, addressing the COVID 19 vaccine myths is crucial for informed decision making and advancing public health.

Covid-19 Vaccine: Myths Busted

Most people are very relieved with the rollout of the second phase of Covid-19 vaccines. While over a million people have already received the vaccination, there are many who still await their turn. The development and dissemination of a safe and effective vaccine for pregnant women must be given top priority in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect them and ensure the health of both mother and child. However, there are still many who are confused and are finding it hard to keep away from vaccine related myths suggesting that they have a huge impact on the fertility calculator. In order to help you through this storm of misinformation, here are some Covid-19 myths you need to break away from.

Covid-19 vaccine affects fertility?

It’s true that there was an urgent need to develop an efficient vaccine in order to safeguard the health of the people. But that doesn’t mean that the vaccines are inefficient or unsafe in any way. Pharma giants, medical professionals and renowned scientists from all over the world have come together to develop an effective vaccine for Covid-19. Now with millions already vaccinated, it is clear that Covid vaccines are safe for everyone.

Past few months have seen a surge in social media posts and false rumours about the Covid-19 vaccines. Such rumours garnered a lot of attention due to the vaccine’s resemblance to the proteins present in the body, which they say could pose a threat to a person’s fertility hormones. However, annulling all such claims, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that there is no scientific evidence to claim that either Covishield or Covaxin may cause infertility in men or women.

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