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The COVID-19 vaccine causes infertility.

Myth

Fact is – COVID-19 vaccination does not reduce chances of conception.

 


 

Resources

Here is a list of studies and sources to reference on the COVID-19 vaccines’ effect on fertility.

  • COVID-19 vaccination does not affect the chances of conceiving a child, according to a study of more than 2,000 couples that was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers found no differences in the chances of conception if either male or female partner had been vaccinated, compared with unvaccinated couples (NIH, 2022).
  • Comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated couples, researchers found no differences in the chances of conception if either partner had been vaccinated. However, research does suggest that COVID-19 could temporarily reduce male fertility (NIH, 2022).
  • COVID-19 can make you very sick during pregnancy. Additionally, if you have COVID-19 during pregnancy, you are at increased risk of complications that can affect your pregnancy and developing baby (CDC, 2022).
  • COVID-19 can make you very sick during pregnancy. Additionally, if you have COVID-19 during pregnancy, you are at increased risk of complications that can affect your pregnancy and developing baby (CDC, 2022).
  • Many people have become pregnant after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, including some who got vaccinated during COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials (CDC, 2022).
  • 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 (AGOG, 2021).

 

 

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