People who are trying to become pregnant now or who plan to try in the future should receive the COVID-19 vaccine. There is no evidence that fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines. In fact thousands of women were pregnant during clinical trials or have since gotten pregnant after getting the vaccine.

No loss of fertility has been reported among vaccine trial participants or among the millions who have received the vaccines since their authorization, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

ACOG also says there is no evidence that the vaccine can lead to loss of fertility, saying “it is scientifically unlikely.”

Women in the clinical trials successfully became pregnant following vaccination and there have been no safety data to suggest that the vaccines impact the ability of a woman to get pregnant. Similarly, the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology recommends that men who desire fertility should be encouraged to get vaccinated when they are eligible.