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Covid-vaccinated men have higher sperm count, doctor says

He said there is a huge movement of people who are against vaccine.

In Summary

• He said the stories about Covid-19 having negative effects on male health and virility are myths as reports shows vaccinated men have a higher sperm count.

• For women, its important to note that Covid-19 affects pregnant women more in terms of severity, so its important they get vaccinated.

A patient receives the AstraZeneca vaccine at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi during a mass vaccination.
FILE A patient receives the AstraZeneca vaccine at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi during a mass vaccination.
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Medical Service Director Andrew Mulwa have said some of the many stories surrounding Covid-19 vaccination and human reproductive systems are myths.

Speaking in an interview at NTV, Mulwa said that Covid-vaccinated men have a higher sperm count than the men who have not been vaccinated.

He said the stories about Covid-19 having negative effects on male health and virility are myths as reports shows vaccinated men have a higher sperm count.

"People should not write and publish wrong information about Covid-19 without proper research on the matter because that is misleading the mass," he said.

Doctor Ouma Oluga in the same interview, said claims that Covid-19 vaccines may lower women's sex drive are fiction.

He said it is important for members of the public to understand there is a huge movement of people who are against vaccine.

"Its not about Covid-19, in 2015, the same myths spread about tetanus vaccination, polio and measles," he said.

Ouma said information regarding reproductive health always scares people as it is so important.

"If you look at the components, whether is the carrier or the real vaccine for Covid, scientifically, it has no relation with reproductive health and has no path way through which it can interfere with hormone production," he said.

For women, its important to note that Covid-19 affects pregnant women more in terms of severity, so its important they get vaccinated.

"When it comes to fertility because of the issues of virility, in terms of energy, there is something called long Covid that affects the cardiovascular system," he added.

He said it basically affects how your heart works and how you breath, and those things are tied to virility and fertility, so getting the vaccine helps you to prevent all of those.


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