- Feb 11, 2013
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That’s what I assumed, and I completely agree with you. Thanks for clarifying and providing the detail.There are zero risks documented from the vaccine and infertility. There is no plausible mechanism presented - just irrational fear. The vaccine has a very focal effect on very small populations of cells that generates an immune response. There are no structures in the gonads or supportive structures with similar structures to be effected.
As for the virus, it has much more global effects and is not focal or limited to a single protein. We do not know the long-term effects of COVID infections, but if there were going to be infertility or other long-term deficits, it would be from the virus itself.
The vaccine does not eliminate the infections, but it greatly reduces the likelihood of catching covid and the odds of having an asymptomatic infection. It is hard to estimate that effect because people are less likely to be tested if they are vaccinated.