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Covid-19 vaccines and fertility treatment

A statement released this week by the British Fertility Society and Association of Reproductive and Clinic Scientists has advised that there is no evidence that Covid-19 vaccines affect fertility.

Based on current research, experts revealed that

“…timing for women who are planning a pregnancy/undergoing fertility treatment: The JCVI advises that women do not need a pregnancy test before vaccination, and that women planning a pregnancy do not need to delay pregnancy after vaccination. There is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines affect fertility, and there is no biologically plausible mechanism by which current vaccines could cause any impact on women’s fertility.

“The theory that immunity to the spike protein could lead to fertility problems is not supported by evidence. Most people who contract COVID-19 will develop antibody to the spike protein and there is no evidence of fertility problems in people who have already had COVID-19.

“The British Fertility Society and Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists advise people of reproductive age to have a COVID-19 vaccine, including those individuals who are trying to get pregnant or planning a pregnancy in the future. Furthermore, they advise that women can have the COVID-19 vaccine during fertility treatment, and that there is no need to delay fertility treatment after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.”

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the following sites or speak to your fertility specialist.