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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Debunking the Vaccine Myths

After months of rigorous effort by the medical researchers, we finally have a vaccine for Covid 19 that boasts a respectable amount of efficiency. The countries are wasting no time in mapping out administration plans for the same; however they are dealing with more than just logistical issues. Even though it feels like no-brainer to immunize your body from this deadly virus, there has been a sense of hesitation across small portions of general public. This hesitation is born out of many myths and rumors floating around regarding the vaccine being potentially unsafe for your body. Initially, it was claimed that the Covid vaccine had damaging effects on your cognitive ability, which kept a fair amount of people from getting the shot. The government debunked this myth through a series of awareness programs, but this inflow of myths gives no impression of ceasing down. Latest rumor around the block seems to be that the Covid 19 vaccination can have negative repercussions for your sperm count. This has spelled a serious concern for men who were hoping to get their vaccine shots as soon as feasible. Nevertheless, their dilemma should be over now, as according to a recently published study by JAMA, the sperm quantity and quality did not suffer at all in healthy young men after getting their first or second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

“We now have evidence that should reassure you that the risk of immunization compromising your sperm count is extremely low,” said Dr. David Cohen, co-medical director of the Institute for Human Reproduction in Chicago.

The research team enlisted 45 men across the age of 25 to 31 years old. These individuals were prescreened to remove any possibility of a volunteer suffering from some fertility issues beforehand. After 70 days from the date on which they got their second dose, the semen was examined to ascertain sperm volume, concentration, motility, and sperm count. Once the analysis was done, it was concluded that the Covid 19 vaccine was not harmful for men’s sexual health.

Instead, taking a study done in January into consideration, there is a good reason to believe that Covid 19 itself can have destructive impact on the male reproductive tract.

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