The Indian Health Ministry today said no scientific evidences have been found linking Covid-19 vaccination with infertility in men and women.
"The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has clarified in the FAQs posted on the website that none of the available vaccines affects fertility as all vaccines and their constituents are tested first on animals and later in humans to assess if they have any such side effects," the Press Information Bureau of the Indian government said.
It was reacting to media reports expressing concerns regarding infertility due to Covid-19 vaccination among the population of reproductive age, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
"In the past few days, certain media reports have highlighted the prevalence of various superstitions and myths in a section of healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) including the nurses. Such misinformation and rumours were observed to be spreading in the community during the vaccination drives earlier too relating to polio and measles-rubella," the PIB said.