Q: Will the vaccine affect my chance of getting pregnant in the future?
At this time, there is no evidence that these vaccines affect future fertility. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) COVID-19 Task Force addresses a piece of misinformation by stating that the mRNA vaccines “are not thought to cause an increased risk of infertility, first or second trimester loss, stillbirth, or congenital anomalies.” They encourage patients undergoing fertility treatment to receive vaccination based on current eligibility criteria.
ASRM joins with the American College of OB/GYNs, the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, the Society for Gynecological Oncology and the AAGL in emphasizing access to the vaccine for pregnant and lactating women and the importance of decisions about the vaccine being made by patients and their physicians. Learn more.
Additionally, getting vaccinated before you get pregnant may prevent COVID-19 during pregnancy and avoid the need for vaccination during pregnancy. Learn more at CDC.