Good Morning Britain’s Dr Amir Khan has reassured concerned viewers that the Covid vaccine won’t affect their fertility as he urged people to go and get their jab to help fight Omicron
Dr Amir Khan has reassured concerned viewers that the Covid vaccine won’t affect their fertility.
The doctor appeared on Good Morning Britain today to answer viewers questions about the Covid vaccine, as the government urge people to get jabbed to help reduce the spread and effects of the Omicron variant.
Dr Khan was discussing fertility and the vaccine after one mum got in touch to say she was concerned if having the jab would have any long term effects on her daughter, as she revealed her daughter’s friends were refusing the vaccine as they feared it would have an effect on their chance to have a baby going forward.
Speaking on the ITV show, Dr Khan said: “It does not affect your fertility. Now, there is a lot of misinformation around about this online. The vaccine does not affect your fertility.
“There was some concern over this when we first started giving out the vaccine back in January, we told women not to try and get pregnant for the first three months.”
He added: “But we’ve got real world data now to show that the vaccines don’t affect fertility so child bearing age women can go forward and get the vaccine and continue to try for a baby.”
It comes after Dr Khan shared the five main Omicron symptoms to look out for.
He explained: “A scratchy throat, mild muscle aches, extreme tiredness, a dry cough and night sweats. So those kind of drenching night sweats where you might have to get up and change your clothes.
“This is important and it’s important that we keep on top of these symptoms. If we are going to track Omicron and track it worldwide, we need to be able to test people with these symptoms.”
Dr Khan has urged people to get a test if they’re experiencing these symptoms.
He added: “If they go onto the NHS website and say they have night sweats and muscle aches, they may not be able to book a PCR test. So we need the NHS website to keep up with these symptoms.
“So people can book a PCR test and we can keep track of numbers and symptoms.”