Does corona vaccine from Pfizer cause female infertility?

Does corona vaccine from Pfizer cause female infertility?
Does corona vaccine from Pfizer cause female infertility?
WhatsApp users are circulating posts claiming that Pfizer, the head of research at Pfizer, has said that the Covid-19 vaccine causes female infertility, so what is the truth? Will pregnant women receive the emerging corona virus vaccine?

We start with the same claim, as according to a report on the site “SnobsSnopes Fact Finding, this rumor was circulating in early December 2020 among social media users.

The story was obtained from a blog on the Internet and referred to statements made by someone named Michael Yedon.

The problem is that Yedon is not the head of Pfizer research, but worked for the company and left in 2011, not even the head of research.

Yedon and the German doctor Wolfgang Woudarge sent a letter to the European Medicines Agency, calling for a halt to clinical trials of the Covid-19 vaccine from the European Union Pfizer. He claimed that the Pfizer vaccine prevented a protein essential to the formation of the placenta in mammals, and that women who receive the vaccine could become infertile. However, they did not mention that the vaccine causes infertility.


Snopes confirmed that both Aid and Oudarij have spread misleading information about Covid-19 in the past. The first claimed in a blog post in October 2020 that “the epidemic is virtually over.” The second claimed in a YouTube video in March that the virus was no more harmful than seasonal flu. We know that the two allegations are false. Covid-19 is more deadly than influenza, and the epidemic is not over yet, and to date it has killed more than 1.5 million people worldwide.

The story is false

Pfizer announced on December 2, 2020 that it had obtained permission from UK public health officials to begin administering the vaccine. Reported The Associated Press “The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency recommended the vaccine after clinical trials involving tens of thousands of volunteers showed that it was 95% effective and showed no serious side effects. The vaccine is still considered experimental until the final test is done.

There is no mention of the risk of infertility a study Pfizer – which it developed with its German partner BioNTech – is available to the public. On November 20, 2020, Pfizer said statement A journalist said that no safety concerns were noticed during the vaccine studies.

What do doctors say about vaccinating pregnant women with Corona?

New guidelines revealed that pregnant women will not receive the Coronavirus vaccine during its initial launch in the United Kingdom because the potential risks are unknown, according to Amy Jones’ report in the newspaper Daily Telegraph.

After the United Kingdom approved the Pfizer vaccine for use on Wednesday, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) updated its advice to urge pregnant women not to apply for vaccination.

The committee said that there is a lack of evidence about the effect of the vaccine on pregnant women, but confirmed that more research to assess risks is still ongoing.

The advice says, “Data on the effect of the vaccine on transmission (the virus), along with data on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, will likely allow consideration of vaccination across the rest of the population. As trials are completed in children and pregnant women, we will also gain a better understanding of the safety and effectiveness of vaccines in these people. “.

The committee also advises against vaccinating those under the age of 16 years due to “very limited data on vaccination among adolescents, with no data on vaccination of young people at this time.”

The study says that young children who suffer from “very high risks of exposure and dangerous consequences” – such as older children who suffer from severe neurological disabilities – should receive the vaccination.

The Daily Telegraph report said that Public Health England last week published guidelines stating that there is “insufficient evidence” to recommend the routine use of Covid-19 vaccines during pregnancy.

The directives stated that while “there is no known risk” associated with pregnancy “as is the case with most pharmaceutical products, no specific clinical trials of the Covid-19 vaccine have been conducted in pregnant women.”

The report adds, “Although the available data do not indicate any safety concerns or harm to pregnancy, there is insufficient evidence to recommend the routine use of Covid-19 vaccines during pregnancy.”

It has not been tested

Site says National Health Information Service Scotland The “NHS inform” vaccine is not recommended for pregnant or intending to become pregnant, as it has not been tested in pregnant women.

He adds that the vaccine should be offered to pregnant women at risk of contracting the Coronavirus (such as frontline health care workers and social care workers) as soon as possible after birth.

Reasonable justification

In return, he says report Brian W. Simpson of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health that experts say that the hopes raised by the rapid development of vaccines do not yet extend to pregnant women, but that their safety and needs must be taken into account during vaccine distribution.

He added that in the United States, pregnant women were not allowed to participate in vaccine trials, so data on safety during pregnancy would be late and limited at best.

More information about the vaccine, and the threat that Covid-19 poses to pregnant women and their babies, will help experts assess the risks of vaccination compared to the risk of not being vaccinated against a disease that could cause serious harm.

“By next year, we hope to have a clearer picture on both sides of the equation,” says Ruth Caron, director of the Center for Immunization Research and the Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative at Bloomberg School.

The report quoted Carly Kroopner, a policy fellow at the Center for Global Development, that there must be a reasonable justification based on the risk-benefit profile. “Failure to do so and exclude pregnant women categorically without this justification will not be ethical.”

“The important thing is that pregnant women should not be left behind while developing these new technologies and new vaccines. Their needs must be taken into account,” he adds.

In conclusion, it must be emphasized that medical recommendations are always subject to review based on the latest results from research and medical tests. Therefore, the vaccine may be recommended later for pregnant women. Always consult your doctor and the official health authorities in your country.

Source : Al Jazeera + The Associated Press + The Daily Telegraph + websites + agencies

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