Somali Health Board

Infertility and Pregnancy Vaccine Misinformation

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At the Muslim American Foundation Event “Awoowe, COVID, and I,” the Somali Health Board in King County, WA surveyed several families about their understanding of COVID-19 and the vaccines. While many raised concerns and misconceptions, one parent’s story stood out in particular. They shared how a friend of a friend was vaccinated while pregnant and then had a miscarriage. For this reason, the parent and her family members decided not to vaccinate themselves or their children, believing they would become infertile. Somali Health Board staff shared data and explained that the COVID-19 vaccine does not increase your chance of miscarriage. Some of the employees present were vaccinated while pregnant and also shared their experiences.
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