Can COVID Vaccines affect Fertility?

Covid Vaccines and Fertility

No Current Evidence

Currently, there is no evidence that the COVID vaccines have any effect on future fertility. It is already known that pregnant women are at a higher risk of complications associated with COVID-19 such as ICU admission and death, and there is a rare but tragic increase in placentitis and stillbirth, highlighting the importance for those planning a pregnancy any time in the future to be vaccinated.

Preliminary Studies

Preliminary studies all suggest that there is neither link, nor indeed any theoretical reason why any of the COVID-19 vaccines might affect fertility. Dissemination of misinformation regarding the impact of the vaccine on future fertility needs to be controlled in order to avoid any hesitancy amongst young women attending for vaccination. It is also vital that the medical profession counteract this information, and, in order to do that, healthcare providers must be well informed on the latest recommendations and research.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine (SMFM) also released a statement this year discounting any link between the vaccine and infertility. ASRM reaffirmed their position stating that “everyone, including pregnant women and those seeking to become pregnant, should get a COVID-19 vaccine”

International Consensus

International consensus from multiple organizations advising on fertility and preliminary studies all suggest that there is neither link, nor indeed any theoretical reason why any of the COVID vaccines might affect fertility. Dissemination of misinformation regarding the impact of the vaccine on future fertility needs to be controlled in order to avoid any hesitancy amongst young women in attending for vaccination. It is also vital that the medical profession counteracts this information, and, in order to do that, healthcare providers must be well informed on the latest recommendations and research.

About Southwest Fertility Center

Infertility treatment specialists at Southwest Fertility Center have been helping patients since 1980.  Our team of fertility specialists has established a well-earned reputation for successfully helping couples through fertility issues. When you visit our office, we will take our time to get to know you so that we can provide a set of treatment options that best fit your individual needs. We take great pride in our non-discrimination policies and we accept all patients regardless of their prior medical conditions or sexual orientation. Our staff of medical professionals is dedicated to providing you with the patience and compassion you deserve. For more information regarding our treatment options, financing, or to discuss your individual treatment needs, speak with one of our staff members today. 602-956-7481.

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