Myths related to COVID-19 vaccine and its impact on menstruation and fertility in women

There are a number of reports online that claim that the COVID-19 vaccine can affect the fertility in women and should not be taken when they are menstruating


The COVID-19 vaccine campaigns are going on in full swing across the globe before the third wave of the pandemic hits. However, amidst the campaign, a number of reports and rumours are being circulated on social media and on the internet. Some of them have claimed that women who are undergoing their menses should not take the vaccine. Other reports have went on to say that taking the vaccine affects their fertility.

Such rumours have managed to spread across the globe which has forced a number of health experts to come forward and clear the air. The fact is that there is no direct effect of the vaccination on women’s periods. Women can take the vaccination irrespective of the dates and the vaccine is 100 percent safe. No risk has been associated vaccines to menstruation and women should not believe in such rumours and should prioritize to get themselves vaccinated.

Moreover, there are no studies or data that is available that claims that the vaccines affect the fertility in women. However, the situation these days is stressful and that can surely have some effect on the menstrual cycle which could lead to a delay or pre-pone.

Overall it is advised that women should not believe in any such rumours and get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible. The vaccines that have been launched throughout the globe have undergone extensive tests and studies. They are safe to be taken and there is no reason to believe that they are not safe. Everyone should get their jabs and when the vaccines are available for children, parents should also let them have it. Vaccines provide protection from the severity of COVID-19 which means that they can avoid a hospital visit. Since the virus is very unpredictable, it cannot be said what it could look like in future. It is thus essential to get vaccinated at the earliest.

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