That’s the message in response to false claims that the new COVID-19 vaccines can affect fertility.
Among the unfounded myths surrounding the vaccine is that it impacts on the fertility of both men and women.
Experts at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to reassure women that this is not the case.
Steve Wild, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Trust, dismissed such untruths. Steve said: “It’s absolute nonsense!
“There is simply no evidence that any of the COVID-19 vaccines have any negative effect on fertility levels. It is as safe as any vaccine.
“Causing undue to stress to those planning a pregnancy in the future by spreading these lies is unconscionable.
“There are more than enough genuine things to worry about right now. We don’t want anyone being misled by lies spread by people who don’t know what they’re talking about.
“I’d like to personally assure anyone who is concerned that there is no reason to fear having the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Steve backs a recent report by the British Fertility Society. The report states: “There is absolutely no evidence, and no theoretical reason, that any of the vaccines can affect the fertility of women or men.
“People of reproductive age are advised to have the vaccine when they receive their invitation for vaccination. This includes those who are trying to have a baby as well as those who are thinking about having a baby, whether that is in the near future or in a few years’ time.”