Video clip used to claim that COVID-19 vaccines impair fertility

The hashtag “pfertility” trended on social media in response to video footage released by a right-wing activist group known for producing deceptively edited video clips. In the heavily edited clip, a purported Pfizer employee expresses concern about women’s reproductive health following COVID-19 vaccination. The unedited footage has not been released, so the context of the conversation is unclear. All that can be seen are several snippets of a conversation edited together, including the phrases: “Something irregular about their menstrual cycles,” “…concerning…” “vaccine shouldn’t be interfering…” and “It has to be affecting something hormonal…”

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