In response to rumours circulating that Covid vaccines cause infertility, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Friday that most recipients do not face any side effects post-inoculation. Covid vaccines do not cause infertility, the ministry assured in a statement.
"When the polio vaccine came and was being administered in India and other parts of the world, this sort of a rumour had spread at that time too. At that time, a misinformation was created that children who are getting polio vaccine may face infertility in the future. This sort of wrong information is spread by the anti-vaccine lobby. We should know that all vaccines go through intense scientific researches. None of the vaccines has this sort of a side-effect. I would like to fully assure everyone that this sort of propaganda only misguides people. Our main intention is to save ourselves, our families and the society from coronavirus," NK Arora, Chairman of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation in India (NTAGI), said
"At least six different types of Covid-19 vaccines will be available in India soon. We expect to procure 30-35 crore doses in a month to be able to vaccinate 1 crore persons in a day," the ministry added.
Arora further noted that vaccine efficiency is at 80 per cent, and only 20 per cent may contract mild covid post-vaccination. The vaccines available in India are capable of reducing the spread of the virus, and the virus can be checked if 60-70 per cent of the population is vaccinated, he added. Like all vaccines, these vaccines also have mild side effects, including mild fever, fatigue, pain at the injection site for 1-2 days. However, only 20-30 per cent may experience even fever. While some may develop a fever after the first dose, some might have it after the second. Likewise, all side-effects vary from person to person and are highly unpredictable. While most do not face any side effects after vaccination, it does not mean that the vaccines are inefficient.