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Does Covid-19 vaccine cause hair loss, memory loss?


Experts say that there is no basis to confirm that vaccines cause hair loss, memory loss, infertility …, but vaccination helps reduce the risk of disease, thereby reducing post-Covid symptoms with the above symptoms.

According to Dr. Nguyen Minh Tien, deputy director of the City Children’s Hospital (HCMC), many people spread false information about the side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine such as the risk of genetic changes, hair loss, etc. memory loss or reproductive effects. However, the world’s latest studies have not recorded these risks.

“The main side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine are local pain, low-grade fever, fatigue, and lethargy, which usually goes away after 24-72 hours,” the doctor said.

Mr. Tien said that hair loss and memory loss are often related to post-Covid disease, ie people who have been infected, the virus affects the body organs, causing disorders after recovering from the disease. It is also possible that these symptoms come from the body’s lack of substances, which requires vitamin and mineral supplements, adequate food, and not related to vaccination.

With the same opinion, Assoc. Prof. Do Van Dung, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health, University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City, said that the assumption that the Covid vaccine causes memory loss and hair loss is unfounded. The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the vaccine is not associated with genetic mutations, fertility as well as does not affect the memory of the injected person.

According to Dung, a recent study found that post-Covid-19 increases the risk of neurological complications by 42%, leading to some symptoms such as memory impairment. Vaccination will reduce the risk of disease, reduce the possibility of serious illness, and contribute to avoiding post-Covid-19 complications.

“The amount of antibodies from the Covid vaccine is not maintained for a long time but will decrease over time, needing booster shots to ensure epidemic prevention and control,” the associate professor shared.






Pfizer vaccination in Ho Chi Minh City. Image: Quynh Tran

Regarding the menstrual disorder, Mr. Dung said that the cause may be because some people do not use the vaccine to prevent the disease, so when receiving the Covid vaccine, there may be psychological and anxiety factors that affect hormones. thereby causing menstrual disorders. Not to mention, many other factors can also affect menstruation such as diet, other diseases …

According to Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health Nguyen Huu Hung, people should not listen to rumors without scientific basis without vaccination, missing the opportunity to be protected against the attack of the virus with unpredictable consequences. . To date, WHO has affirmed that vaccines are the best and safest weapons to help protect people against the attack of the pandemic, which is still very complicated.

Experts recommend that the current Covid vaccines are all licensed and recommended by WHO, after a clear testing and research process, and are closely evaluated for benefits and safety. Therefore, people are assured of vaccination according to the instructions, which helps to limit the risk of disease, especially the elderly, people with underlying diseases, with risk factors.

Le Phuong

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