Women can take Covid vaccine during menstruation: Govt

Trashes fake posts circulating on social media platforms

Women can take Covid vaccine during menstruation: Govt

Tribune file photo

New Delhi, April 25

Women can take Covid-19 vaccines during their periods, the government has clarified in wake of various reports on social media platforms against taking the jabs at such a time.

A social media post, being circulated widely, said that women should not take Covid-19 vaccines five days before and after their period cycle as their immunity is very less during the time.

“#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 PIB said in a tweet.

Many reports have emerged in the US claiming that periods change after they got their coronavirus vaccines. However, “so far, there’s no data linking getting vaccinated to changes in menstruation”, Alice Lu-Culligan and Randi Hutter Epstein at Yale School of Medicine were quoted as saying to the New York Times.

“Even if there is a connection, one unusual period is no cause for alarm,” they said.

The rumours were also quashed by doctors and activists, while urging people to get vaccinated. Vaccination in India has been opened for all above 18 years of age from May 1.

“A lot of patients messaging me asking if it’s safe/effective to take the vaccine during their period. 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,” Mumbai-based gynaecologist Dr Munjaal V. Kapadia said in a tweet. IANS

Top Stories

Bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims found floating in Ganges in Bihar

Bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims found floating in Ganges in Bihar

District administration claim corpses came with flow of rive...

Central Vista: HC to take up early hearing plea to stop work on Tuesday

Central Vista: HC to take up early hearing plea to stop work on Tuesday

Petitioners had contended that the project was not an essent...

34 teachers die due to Covid in 18 days at AMU

34 teachers die due to Covid in 18 days at AMU

ICMR to study ‘variant'

Centre to SC on vax policy: No judicial interference needed, trust wisdom of executive

Centre to SC on vax policy: No judicial interference needed, trust wisdom of executive

'Any overzealous, though well-meaning judicial intervention ...

Did China 'intentionally release' coronaviruses?

Did China 'intentionally release' coronaviruses?

Reports suggest China probed weaponising coronaviruses five ...

Cities

View All