By Andrea - 4/1/2021 16:59

Misinformation

Today, my brother-in-law declared he does not want to be vaccinated against Covid, because his friend, who is a nurse, told him it could make him impotent. Can please someone remove her from the health system? FML
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By  Bogrbon  |  23

My wife works at the hospital and has her vaccine scheduled this week, but a significant number of coworkers don't want it, even though they're on the front lines due to similar false anti-vax beliefs, or simply wanting to wait and see how their coworkers do with it.

Notably though, the doctors are pretty much universally on board and trying to get it as soon as a spot is available.

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By  Seeya55  |  31

Not disrespecting nurses, because holy hell they're amazing!! But a nurse isn't a scientist or the CDC. Personal beliefs and false diagnosis' to create fear do not belong in medicine.

By  Bogrbon  |  23

My wife works at the hospital and has her vaccine scheduled this week, but a significant number of coworkers don't want it, even though they're on the front lines due to similar false anti-vax beliefs, or simply wanting to wait and see how their coworkers do with it.

Notably though, the doctors are pretty much universally on board and trying to get it as soon as a spot is available.

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  Warp1978  |  13

That's true, Ive had issues getting it up after having covid in February last year. This can be solved with viagra though so not much of an issue. Just keep rolling with the punches

By  Sady_Ct  |  37

I don’t want it because my DOCTOR is concerned that I could have an anaphylactic reaction to it and die, as I live in a small town with a tiny hospital that can’t even supply a matching pair of crutches, (one was for 6’6 person one was for a child).

There is precedent for this concern as last time I had the whooping cough vaccine I stopped breathing multiple times, and that was in a large town with multiple hospitals etc.

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  Bogrbon  |  23

That's reasonable for both you and your doctor. For one of the 2 vaccines, anaphylaxis is a significant concern to the point where it's not recommended for people with a history of anaphylaxis from vaccines (or possibly in general - I'm not a doctor). There is a major difference between legitimate medical counterindications in consultation with a doctor, and gut instinct and wild rumors without evidence. The fact that everyone can't get the vaccine is part of why it's so important for those who can to get the vaccines that are available.