Concerns about COVID-19 vaccines and menstruation circulate

Concerns whether COVID-19 vaccines impact menstruation have been spreading online. A trending article shared on social media reviews anecdotal claims that getting vaccinated has made some women’s periods worse. While experts say this appears unlikely, at present there appears to be a shortage of available research examining linkages between women, menstruation, and COVID-19 vaccination. However, given widespread attention on blood clots forming in six women who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, this concern coupled with this article is expected to exacerbate anti-vaccine advocate’s claims that all COVID-19 vaccines are “experimental” and inherently harmful to women.

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