Vaccinations picking up pace
An increasing number of vaccine sceptics appear to have changed their minds amid the high infection rates.
So says Tummas í Garði, chief operating officer of the Hospital Service.
“We have noted a relatively high number of vaccine sceptics in the 25-45 age group, but now we are seeing some of them getting vaccinated, which is a good sign.”
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A possible reason why this age group is reluctant to take the Covid vaccine is the circulating theory that it may have a negative effect on fertility and reproductive health.
“This, along with many other theories circulating online, may have something to do with it,” he says.
“But I believe a more widely held belief in this age group is that these people regard themselves as being resilient to Covid-19 and thus do not need a vaccine.”
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The doctor adds that there is no established medical evidence to support the theory that Covid vaccines affect fertility.
“We are too busy working on limiting the spread of this virus to spend our resources on refuting such theories.”
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