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Do vaccination affect sperm quality or function? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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User:Do vaccinations affect sperm?

And If so -and partner is receiving Full Series of inoculations how long should you wait to try and conceive, without causing baby any possible harm?
Doctor:Which vaccination are mentioning about ?
User:Full series all vaccinations
User:Required by the Army
Doctor:No, none of the vaccination crated till date have any effect of the sperms
User:How is that so? / when alcohol affects sperm quality/function??
User:And women are advised to wait 2 months after rubella vaccination before trying to conceive ?
Doctor:yes, long term consumption of alcohol or smoking can cause free radical injury to the cells including the ones in the testis. this may cause harm to the developing sperms
Doctor:Vaccines do not have any ingredient which can cause such problems
Doctor:Women are asked to wait till two months after vaccine only to give the vaccine time to become fully effective
User:Are you a doctor that believes in any harmful / adverse effects of vaccines?
Doctor:Yes, there are undesired effects of some vaccines but the risk is not universal
Doctor:Only rarely such effects can be noted with vaccines
User:Please explain to me how vaccinations such as hep b diphtheria etc have NO EFFECT on sperm being produced?
Doctor:Majority of vaccines contain Amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate or Alluminium hydroxide as a major vehicle. They do not have noted effect of spermatogenesis
Doctor:Also the other ingredients are mostly organic and do not induce any such reaction which could harm the sperm production.
User:Which vaccines specifically Do have a harmful effect on spermatogenisis?
Doctor:it was postulated that Flu vaccines have some effect of sperm production but was not proved ever
Doctor:There are studies still being done to learn the effects of flu vaccine on sperm production
User:Why is the flu vaccine different to the others?
Doctor:Nothing chemically, its the organic component which is being doubted and studied
User:What is the Organic component you are referring to?
Doctor:The influenza viral components
User:So why do the Prganic components of the other vaccines have possibly NO effect when they are a lot more harmful as a disease or virus then the flu?
Doctor:None noticed yet,
Doctor:Also the causation of the flu vaccine is still a question and under study
User:Have there been actual clinical studies on this/ or is this just yr opinion?
Doctor:every vaccine will be tested on in every aspect before letting into practice
Doctor:The flu vaccine effect is still a doubt as I mentioned before
User:Ok thank you
Doctor:You are welcome
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