Menstrual disorders are being increasingly reported as side effects of the Covid-19 vaccines, with women around the UK reporting issues ranging from heavier than usual periods, delayed periods, and unexpected vaginal bleeding.
The UK’s Yellow Card reporting system which catalogs reported adverse reactions to vaccines and medicines, including the Covid-19 vaccines, had received a total of 22,981 reports of menstrual disorders after all three Covid jabs up to the 7th July 2021. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is currently investigating the connection between the Covid shots and period problems; however, they have stated that there is no evidence that the jabs have an effect on fertility.
Despite this, it is worth questioning what impact the jabs are having on fertility considering that these jabs are causing side effects such as unexpected bleeding, heavier periods, and halting periods altogether.
It is worth noting that the UK government advise that pregnant women should only receive the Moderna and Pfizer Covid vaccines, and state on their website that if a pregnant woman has had a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, they should “consider the information in the COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting leaflet.” Therefore, health authorities already recognise that there is a risk that AstraZeneca vaccine is likely to cause harm to pregnant women due to the high risk of blood clots associated with this brand of jab.
Whilst there have been 22,981 reports of menstrual disorders to the Yellow Card Scheme, we are likely not seeing the full picture. Just think of the period problems that many women are not reporting to the system, the potential that some women may not have established a link between their side effects and the vaccine.
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