Taking inventory of social media rumours suggesting that ladies shouldn’t take the COVID-19 jab close to and whereas on their durations, the federal government has now quashed the rumours. A couple of days after the Central Authorities introduced all above 18 years of age can take their vaccines from Might 1, 2021, a number of ladies raised considerations over taking Covid-19 jabs during times following circulating messages.
The publish recommended that women and girls ought to chorus from taking the jab 5 days earlier than and after the durations as “immunity is very less” during times.
The Authorities — by way of a Press Data Bureau tweet — appealed to folks “to not fall for rumours and get vaccinated”.
“#Fake post circulating on social media claims that women should not take #COVID19Vaccine 5 days before and after their menstrual cycle. Don’t fall for rumours! All people above 18 should get vaccinated after May 1,” the tweet learn.
Don’t fall for rumours!
— PIB Truth Verify (@PIBFactCheck) April 24, 2021
Medical doctors too have suggested towards believing such rumours.
Menstruation has nothing to do with #Vaccination
Gynaecologists have confirmed Vaccine is secure throughout menstruation. Share this message with each lady you realize
Cease forwarding false claims on social media
– Dr. Salkar pic.twitter.com/fJ05EGKmCr
— PIB India (@PIB_India) April 26, 2021
Gynaecologist Dr Munjaal V Kapadia mentioned, “Some silly WhatsApp rumour has spooked everyone. Your period has no effect on the vaccine efficacy. Take it as soon as you can. Spread the word, please,” he mentioned.
Numerous sufferers messaging me asking if it’s secure/ efficient to take the vaccine throughout their interval. Some foolish WhatsApp hearsay has spooked everybody.
Your interval has no impact on the vaccine efficacy.
Take it as quickly as you’ll be able to.
Unfold the phrase, please.
— Dr. Munjaal V. Kapadia (@ScissorTongue) April 24, 2021
Dr Vaishali Joshi, obstetrician and gynaecologist at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, Mumbai had, earlier in an interview with indianexpress.com mentioned, “Covid vaccination does not have any effect on menstruation”.
“There has been no data to validate the claim that Covid-19 vaccine affects the periods and its flow. This has originated from social media where people are sharing their own personal experiences. All international advisory bodies and organisations have not acknowledged it. Also, it’s important to note that one doesn’t need to reschedule vaccination date depending on the presence of periods,” she mentioned.
“So all women above 18 years of age, irrespective of their periods, hormonal status, should get vaccinated, apart from pregnant women as currently it’s not recommended in India,” she added.