LAFAYETTE and BATON ROUGE, LA – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, patients and the public have had questions about the impact of the virus on their health. Similarly, as the rollout of the COVID vaccines progresses, fertility patients have questions about whether the vaccine is right for their individual health needs and their reproductive health, in particular.
Misinformation about the COVID- 19 vaccine has led to questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and its impact on fertility. The physicians at Fertility Answers would like to reassure women that there is no evidence that the vaccine can lead to infertility. However, pregnant women who contract COVID-19 are at a much higher risk of long term complications. Therefore, we strongly recommend that women consider the vaccine to help prevent these complications.
“As experts in reproductive health, we continue to recommend that the vaccine be available to pregnant individuals. We also assure patients that there is no evidence that the vaccine can lead to loss of fertility. While fertility was not specifically studied in the clinical trials of the vaccine, no loss of fertility has been reported among trial participants or among the millions who have received the vaccines since their authorization, and no signs of infertility appeared in animal studies. Loss of fertility is scientifically unlikely.” (American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 2021)
For more information, please visit American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’s Practice Advisory on Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19.