CoronaVirus Has Potential To Cause Infertility: Dr Mangwiro

THE Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro has warned that the Coronavirus has potential to cause infertility in both men and women.

By Patricia Mashiri

Speaking during a National Aids Council (NAC) HIV/AIDS workshop, the Deputy Minister said people will always say bad things about the vaccines when it’s the virus itself which causes infertility, low sex drive, heart and kidney failure among other things.

There are always prophets of doom who talk of COVID-19 vaccines as the ones that causes infertility and loss of libido. Vaccine is a dead virus and does not cause these problems.

“Vaccination prevents all those side effects. About lactating mothers I’m sure we went in public to say lactating and pregnant mothers if they want to be vaccinated there is no problem. It was said in public and right now you know very well as a nation we go by science we have our own local scientist who look at thing we are now vaccinating the 16-17-year-old. Those must be in high school. The vaccine is the silver bullet to treatment or prevention of bad effects of COVID-19 virus,” Dr Mangwiro said.

He highlighted that there was need for government and media to work together so that the general population gets the correct information about the vaccines and achieve heard immunity.

“I plead with you journalists to play your part in disseminating correct information about vaccines. Its your duty as well to make sure that herd immunity is achieved before the year end not government’s alone,” he said.

The World Health Organization notes that there was no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause fertility problems in either men or women. Nothing shows that the vaccines interfere with the reproductive organs.

According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily situational report 3 371 867 received their first doses of the vaccine and 2 648 740 has received their second doses of the vaccine.

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