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Don’t Let Misinformation About Fertility and COVID-19 Vaccines Stop Teens from Getting the Shot

Healthline, June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

Don’t Let Misinformation About Fertility and COVID-19 Vaccines Stop Teens from Getting the Shot

During the clinical trials, several people became pregnant, suggesting that the vaccines don’t cause infertility, said Dr. José Mayorga, the executive director of UCI Health Family Health Centers and an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at the UCI School of Medicine. … According to Mayorga, there’s also a misunderstanding that mRNA vaccines are a new technology. “This is far from the truth. The mRNA vaccine has been studied for decades” to combat diseases like flu, rabies, Zika virus, and even cancer, Mayorga said.