4,000 women report menstrual issues following Covid jab
Nearly 4,000 women have reported that they suffered period problems shortly after getting their Covid jab, Britain's vaccines watchdog has confirmed.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it had received 2,734 reports linked to the AstraZeneca jab up to May 17.
Another 1,158 reported menstrual changes after receiving Pfizer's and a further 66 were linked to the recently deployed Moderna jab.
Experts said the number of women suffering from period problems will 'definitely' be higher because many don't take the time to report them through official channels. (It is estimated that only 10% of people with issues report them).
Similar issues after vaccination have been reported in the US, but scientists say it is too early to confirm a link.
However, GAVI — an international alliance dedicated to ensuring the world has fair access to Covid jabs — has said it could be possible.