COVID-19 Vaccine: Infertility & Other Myths Busted By Health Minister

Bhubaneswar: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan took to Twitter to address concerns surrounding COVID-19 vaccination.

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Here are the top myths he busted:

1. Can COVID-19 vaccine induce infertility in men and women?

Vardhan said there is no scientific evidence to suggest so and infertility is also not caused by COVID-19 disease. He asked people to stick to official channels for information and not pay heed to rumours and information from unverified sources.

2. Can one contract COVID-19 from the vaccine?

It is not possible. But if you have caught COVID-19 and not realized you have the symptoms until after your vaccination appointment. There are temporary side-effects such as mild fever and these should not be confused as having contracted the disease.

3. Side-effects of the COVID-19 vaccines?

Some individuals may have temporary side-effects such as mild fever and pain at the site of injection and body ache.

India will begin nationwide vaccination drive on Saturday and around 3 lakh healthcare workers will get their first jabs on that day. In the first phase, around 30 crore essential workers will be vaccinated.

Two vaccines — Covishield from Oxford-AstraZeneca and Covaxin from Bharat Biotech — have been approved for emergency use in India so far.

Also Read: ICMR Scientist Vouches For COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

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