Taking inventory of social media rumours suggesting that girls shouldn’t take the COVID-19 jab close to and whereas on their intervals, the federal government has now quashed the rumours. A number of days after the Central Government introduced all above 18 years of age can take their vaccines from May 1, 2021, a number of girls raised considerations over taking Covid-19 jabs during times following circulating messages.
The submit steered that women and girls ought to chorus from taking the jab 5 days earlier than and after the intervals as “immunity may be very much less” during times.
The Government — by a Press Information 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 Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) April 24, 2021
Doctors too have suggested in opposition to believing such rumours.
Menstruation has nothing to do with #Vaccination
Gynaecologists have confirmed Vaccine is secure throughout menstruation. Share this message with each girl you understand
Stop 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 possibly can.
Spread 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 doesn’t have any impact 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.