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Hard truth: Vaccines don’t cause infertility or erectile dysfunction – experts

Scientists have rebuffed public suspicions that COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility in women and erectile dysfunction in men, including claims that the doses carry chips to track humans. The experts answered the concerns on Wednesday 22 September.

The topic was discussed in an online seminar that was facilitated by the Department of Science and Innovation, where the bottom line was to discredit vaccine myths in South Africa. The experts stressed that vaccines delivered safe success in the United Kingdom.


The South African government discovered that many locals are reluctant to vaccinate for varying reasons.

Some of these objections against vaccines question why the jabs were created so quickly, and how they cause infertility in women and erectile dysfunction in men.

“Remember they started earlier than us, and in the US,” Health Products Regulatory Authority Chairperson, Professor Helen Rees said in the discussion, as quoted by EWN.

“What we’ve subsequently seen, if you look at things like miscarriage, we’re not seeing higher rates of miscarriage, and countries like the UK have been following up vaccines for a long time,” she added.

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Another reported myth that has reached the experts’ attention is the mention of vaccines as carriers of human chip trackers.

Pathologist Dr Ntokozo Mzimela said that the alleged chip is in fact a scientific molecule in the vaccines. Its purpose is to connect with the cells that are meant to make the vaccine effective in the body.

“It’s not a chip, it’s just a biological molecule, we call it the messenger RNA, we coat it with the liquid layer, so it can be able to reach target cells,” Mzimela said.

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