HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Experts carried out the test from the samples derived from 45 males aged 25 to 31 who did not have any reproductive difficulties.
  • The samples were taken before the first dose of an mRNA vaccine and again 70 days afterward.
  • The experiment revealed that the COVID-19 vaccine jab has no side effects on male fertility and sperm count.

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published a report which revealed that the COVID-19 vaccine doses do not affect the sperm count of a healthy young man. The study examined sperm samples from 45 males aged 25 to 31 who had been pre-screened to ensure they did not have any reproductive difficulties.

The officials cited that the samples were obtained before the first dose of an mRNA vaccine and again 70 days afterward. After this, the experts measured the volume, concentration, motility, and total sperm count. It was found, that there were no significant decreases in any sperm parameter among this group of healthy men.

Addressing the media, the study author Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy mentioned that the study found ‘no changes in sperm parameters in the young healthy men’. These men had received both doses of the mRNA vaccine. Dr. Ramasamy is the of male reproductive medicine and surgery at the University of Miami Health System.

Meanwhile, in the US, only 56 percent of people want the vaccine despite the vaccine’s great efficacy and low side effects in clinical studies. The risk for vaccination-induced infertility is one of the grounds for vaccine hesitancy. However, some experts believe that additional larger studies with men of different ages are needed to affirm the study’s results.

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