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Ask Amy: Vaccinated family conducts risk assessment

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Amy: This fall my vaccinated family is invited to a nephew’s wedding.

He and his future bride are not vaccinated because they think the COVID-19 vaccine will possibly make them sterile.

I know their parents are vaccinated.

Both of these young adults are college educated, but apparently don’t believe the science of the vaccine. The groom’s sister and her husband are also not getting vaccinated because of the same reasoning. They are both part of the wedding party. I know they won’t be wearing masks or taking precautions of social distancing. They haven’t taken this pandemic seriously.

I’ve read several articles about the false beliefs of vaccines causing sterilization. I’m tempted to send them the articles. Do you think I should?

My family would love to safely get together with our relatives to celebrate a happy occasion.


If several of the wedding guests are not vaccinated, will that put my family in danger? I’m not sure how to RSVP.

– Worried

Dear Worried: The COVID vaccines do not cause people to become sterile.

(Nor do ignorance, misinformation, or denial, by the way…)


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