COVID-19 vaccinations: fertility and pregnancy

Recent events in Northern Ireland have raised the issue of how COVID-19 vaccines may impact fertility and/or pregnancy. Health Minister Robin Swann told the Stormont health committee on 14 January 2021, that an anti-vaccination group targeted young female healthcare staff outside vaccination centres, saying COVID-19 vaccination would affect their fertility. He added that this message was “quite negative, quite wrong, potentially quite damaging”. This was also reported in the local media. Continue reading COVID-19 vaccinations: fertility and pregnancy

Does Northern Ireland have a high teenage pregnancy rate?

CLAIM: The United Kingdom has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Europe.

CONCLUSION: ACCURATE WITH CONSIDERATION. The claim is true, however, the teenage pregnancy rate in Northern Ireland was the lowest within the British Isles in 2014. Continue reading Does Northern Ireland have a high teenage pregnancy rate?