A new study in the US has found there is no risk to a man’s sperm from having any of the COVID-19 vaccines currently available
The research, carried out at the University of Miami Health System, revealed that men may suffer a slight lowering of their sperm count for a few weeks as a possible side-effect but no more than they would following a viral infection.
Co-author Ranjith Ramasay MD said: “People should not be concerned. The vaccines are very safe.”
Dr Ramasay said he had received in excess of 500 emails from concerned men but having tracked 45 men, aged between 18 and 50, who had received the Moderna, Pzifer, and the mRNA vaccines, he concluded that there was no significant decline in their sperm count after 70 days.
He said that even though the numbers in the research were small, the researchers were confident they can generalise to the rest of the population.
He added that they were also confident that the Johnson and Johnson and the Novavax vaccines, which are yet to be authorised would also not affect sperm counts.
He told MedPage Today: “We are pretty confident.”
It was also reported that men were refusing to have the vaccine due to fears over trying to conceive, with many citing social media as their source of information.
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