A senior employee at drug manufacturer Pfizer is allegedly concerned about the possible side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine as it relates to women’s menstrual cycles, according to a conversation that was filmed by the nonprofit journalism group, Project Veritas.
Video footage of the conversation with Dr. Jordon Walker, a senior Pfizer employee, with the undercover reporter for Project Veritas was published on Twitter on Feb. 2.
Walker is the director of research and development at the pharmaceuticals giant, according to a Pfizer receptionist. The company has not disputed that it employs Walker.
In the footage, the senior Pfizer employee can be seen and heard expressing concerns over potential negative side effects of the company’s vaccine on women’s reproductive health, pointing to irregular menstrual cycles in women.
“There is something irregular about the menstrual cycles. So, people will have to investigate that down the line because that is a little concerning,” Walker said in the video.
“The [COVID-19] vaccine shouldn’t be interfering with that [menstrual cycles]. So, we don’t really know,” he said, before pointing to “the science” which he said suggests that the vaccine shouldn’t be interacting with something known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis (HPG axis), which are “the hormones that regulate their menstrual cycle and things like that,” according to Walker.
‘I Hope We Don’t Discover Something Really Bad Down the Line’
The HPG axis is a hormone-regulating mechanism that helps to regulate reproduction by controlling the uterine and ovarian cycles.
When asked by the undercover reporter if the vaccine should be interfering with women’s menstrual cycles, Walker responded that “it shouldn’t,” but noted that “there’s something happening but we don’t always figure it out.”
“I hope we don’t discover something really bad down the line. I hope we don’t find out that somehow this mRNA lingers in the body and like… because it has to be affecting something hormonal to impact menstrual cycles,” he said.
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is built on messenger RNA, or mRNA, technology.