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Do vaccinations have any adverse effect on sperm? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Apr-2014
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User:Hello can you please advise whether vaccinations have any adverse effect on sperm
Doctor:No vaccinations have no serious effects on sperm.
Doctor:Some vaccines may induce short term febrile illness where the general body metabolism can be lowered.
Doctor:But it doesn't last for more than a week.
Doctor:It wouldn't cause any significant adverse effects on the sperm.
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User:So if my partner has had a full series of all vaccinations there is no need to wait?
User:No risk of birth defects etc?
Doctor:No, it won't cause birth defects.
Doctor:Moreover if your partner received vaccination recently
Doctor:I mean the sperms that would causes pregnancy are already produced and stored weeks or months before.
Doctor:So if your partner has received vaccination recently, it won't cause any issues with those already produced and stored.
Doctor:You can safely plan for pregnancy.
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