Sheffield health boss says Covid vaccine doesn’t impact fertility

Sheffield’s Director of Public Health has assured the public that Covid 19 vaccines do not damage fertility.

Greg Fell said: “Royal College of Midwives, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have recently said that there is no evidence to suggest that Covid-19 vaccinations will affect fertility in any way.

“Vaccinations are safe and most young women of childbearing age will have had 23 vaccinations by the time they get to about 20 and, for all of those, there is no effect on fertility and those vaccinations have been in use, some of them for decades now.”

More than 130,000 people in the top four priority group in Sheffield have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination.  This includes frontline health care workers, people who are over 70 years old, people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and older adult care home residents.

Another concern about the vaccine was that it contained ingredients which are not halal.

Waheed Nazir from the Jamia Ghausia Centre on Firth Park Road, which is the first covid-19 vaccine clinic in a mosque in Yorkshire, said: “The vaccine is safe, it is halal, it has no haram ingredients in it.”

The vaccination programme is currently expanding as the NHS now offers the vaccination to people aged 65 and over and those who are clinically vulnerable.

Sir Simon Stevens, NHS Chief executive said: “Thanks to the hard work of staff the NHS has protected more than 12 million of the most vulnerable people against COVID in a matter of weeks.

“This is an exciting moment as we now move on to those aged 65 and over and the clinically vulnerable as part of our plan to vaccinate as many people as possible who can benefit from it.”

If you are aged 65 or over, you will be contacted by the NHS soon to book an appointment.

For more information on the Covid-19 vaccination, visit
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/

Written by Erin Mansell

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