A social media post has been circulating like a forest fire that women should not take covid-19 vaccine five days before and after their periods. The post claimed that the women’s immunity system is very less during those times. However, this widely shared social media post has been proved fake. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Saturday, 24th April 2021, ran a fact check and termed the post as a fake one.
Press Information Bureau’s statement on the Covid-19 vaccine and fake social media post:
A tweet from the PIB warns citizens not to fall for any rumors. Therefore, the Fact Check alert by PIB clarified that women are safe to take the covid-19 vaccine anytime they want. The widespread fake post had been spreading the news that it’s not safe for women to take the covid-19 vaccine 5 days before and after their periods. They claimed that women’s immunity falls during menstruation making them fragile for vaccination. However, doctors and activists came forward and quashed any such claims. Hence, they clarified that periods have nothing to do with covid-19 vaccination.
The tweet did also motivate the Indian citizens to apply for the covid-19 vaccination on the earliest possible date. Hence, it said that all citizens above 18 years of age should get themselves vaccinated after 1st May 2021. The PIB also informed that the registration for covid-19 vaccination starts from 28th April on cowin.gov.in
Other doctors on covid-19 vaccine for women:
A foreign data claims, “So far there is no linkage between vaccination and menstruation.” Also, even if there is some connection, one unusual period will cause no alarm. Gynecologist Dr. Munjaal appealed to women to take their jabs as soon as possible. He also said that such fake posts are engineered to prevent women from having early access to the vaccine. However, it is advised not to fall for such crap.