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City Limits: The COVID-19 Vaccine Does Not Affect Fertility

Community Health Network's nurses volunteered to staff clinics providing vaccines to the community.

(Farah Yousry/Side Effects Public Media)

City Limits will address five commonly offered reasons for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19 this week in a short Q&A series. Today’s question:

Does the vaccine threaten fertility, especially among women?

Dr. Tom Hrisomalos said that’s not a fact. He said no studies have identified any issues that would impair fertility or complicate pregnancy.

“And in fact, the major health organizations, such as the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, now recommend that women get vaccinated, he said, “and that pregnant women especially get vaccinated because they are at increased risk serious complications like viral infections including COVID. … The vaccines have been found to be safe in that population.”

 

Here's what the CDC says:

“COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone 12 years of age and older, including people who are trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future, as well as their partners.

“Professional medical organizations serving people of reproductive age, including adolescents, emphasize that there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination causes a loss of fertility. These organizations also recommend COVID-19 vaccination for people who may consider getting pregnant in the future.”

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