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COVID-19 | Vaccines do not cause infertility and are safe for all lactating women says government

According to the government, none of the vaccines currently available in India causes fertility-related issues in men or women, since all vaccines and their constituents are tested first on animals and later in humans to assess if they have any such side effects.

June 30, 2021 / 04:17 PM IST
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Dispelling reports and rumours surrounding infertility caused due to COVID-19 vaccines, the government has clarified that getting the jab does not cause any such side effects.

It also said that the vaccines are safe for all lactating women.

According to the government, none of the vaccines currently available in India causes fertility-related issues in men or women, since all vaccines and their constituents are tested first on animals and later in humans to assess if they have any such side effects.

"Furthermore, in order to curb the prevalent myth regarding infertility due to COVID-19 vaccination, the government of India has clarified that there are no scientific evidences suggesting COVID-19 vaccination can cause infertility in men and women," the government said in a statement. It added that all vaccines are found to be safe and effective.