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Methodist Experts Dispel Vaccine Misinformation Surrounding Fertility and Menstruation

Published: May 20, 2021

Methodist maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Emily Patel and reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Abigail Delaney joined a panel of experts on May 19 to dispel vaccine misinformation surrounding fertility and menstruation. 

“There’s actually no data on the vaccine causing irregular menstruation. There’s none out there," Dr. Delaney said.

Doctors are recommending the vaccine to all eligible populations, including pregnant women because the data we do have on the vaccines show high effectiveness in preventing serious illness, complications with COVID-19 and death.

“We know that the outcome of COVID illness is far worse than any side effect from a vaccine," Dr. Patel said.

KMTV: Does the COVID vaccine affect fertility or menstrual cycles?