Can women take Covid-19 vaccines five days before and after their periods? The government has quashed the viral claim and appealed to people to not fall for rumours.
A few days after the Centre announced scaling up inoculation against the Covid-19 infection by allowing all above 18 years of age to take their vaccines from May 1, several women have raised concerns over taking Covid-19 jabs during periods [menstruation]. The concerns were triggered after a claim, widely circulating on social media platforms, said that women should not take Covid-19 vaccines five days before and after their period cycle.
The social media post claimed that women should not take vaccines five days before or after their periods as their “immunity is very less” during periods.
In an attempt to clear the air around the claim, the government on Saturday appealed to people to not fall for rumours and get vaccinated.
Quashing the rumors, the PIB, in a tweet, said, “#Fake post circulating on social media claims that women should not take #COVID19Vaccine 5 days before and after their menstrual cycle. Don’t fall for rumors! All people above 18 should get vaccinated after May 1.”