May 31, 2023

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Can women receive vaccines during menstruation?

Can women receive vaccines during menstruation?

Can women receive vaccines during menstruation?  The HPV vaccine has opened the curtain of adult vaccination, and the comprehensive coverage of the COVID-19 vaccine has pushed adult vaccination to the point where everyone knows.

As a result, women’s menstrual period coincides with the time of vaccination more and more.  In the outpatient vaccination clinic: I can often come across consultations about whether I can get the vaccine during my menstrual period.

Can women receive vaccines during menstruation?

Searching on the Internet if you don’t understand it has become a habit of understanding the unknown nowadays. However, can the menstrual period be vaccinated? On the Internet, some people say that they can be vaccinated, and some say they can’t. Whether it can be specific, this is still a question.


01 What is the menstrual period?

Menstrual period refers to the number of days that each menstruation lasts, usually 3 to 7 days.

The menstrual cycle refers to the time interval between the first day of two menstrual periods. Due to differences in physique, age, climate, region and living conditions, the menstrual cycle will vary, generally 21 to 35 days, with an average of 28 days.


02 Can I get vaccinated during menstruation?

No vaccine includes menstrual period as a contraindication. There is also no standard or technical guide that states that vaccination is not recommended during menstrual period or that vaccination is not recommended.


03 Why do many doctors say: You can’t get vaccinated during menstruation

1) The symptoms of menstrual period discomfort are very similar to the general side effects of vaccines, and they are easily coupled, which can be attributed to the vaccine.

Menstruation is a special period for adult women, and in most cases it is normal. Many people also have symptoms such as dysmenorrhea, dizziness, headache, backache and backache during menstruation. These symptoms are highly coincident with the general side effects of the vaccine.

No matter how much you know about the discomfort that may occur during your menstrual period. But once vaccinated, such a situation occurred. All that is the fault of the vaccine, it is the vaccine reaction.

2) Another concern is that there is an abnormal response to vaccination called psychogenic response.

Psychogenic response is a clinical response mainly caused by mental factors. This reaction caused by the psychological factors of the recipient during the vaccination process or after the vaccination may be exacerbated in some special circumstances, leading to the occurrence of mass hysteria in collective places.

In fact, it’s not just mass hysteria, individuals are also prone to misunderstandings. After the vaccination, there was nothing. Because of some unnecessary worries, and contradictory answers on the Internet and vaccination clinics on whether they can be vaccinated during the menstrual period. Especially women, menstruating women are not inferior to menopause. They think a lot. The more I think about it, the more I feel that my discomfort is related to the reaction after vaccination.

3) Reduce trouble

Therefore, many grassroots vaccination doctors, in order to avoid unnecessary trouble caused by this situation, add to their already heavy work. Will give the answer to the vaccination consultation whether vaccination is possible during the menstrual period.


04 Conclusion

The menstrual period has little to do with vaccination. Whether it is a 2-valent HPV vaccine, a 4-valent HPV vaccine, a 9-valent HPV vaccine, or other vaccines such as the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination can be given during normal menstrual period.

Similar questions include “Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine after drinking?”, “Can I drink after the COVID-19 vaccine?”, “Can I run after getting the COVID-19 vaccine?”

As long as you consulted in the outpatient clinic, you showed great concern. The vaccination clinic doctor will definitely give you the answer you want-no vaccination. Because instead of explaining a lot to you, after vaccination, you are advised to bear the workload of explanation and science popularization that will increase when you are uncomfortable after vaccination. Relatively speaking, it is much easier to not vaccinate.

Therefore, in these situations, whether or not to fight depends not on the judgment of the outpatient doctor, but more on the recipient himself.



(source:internet, reference only)

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