ASRM: COVID vaccines do not increase risk of infertility

In mid-December, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) released recommendations for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In these, it states the following:

“Because COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are not composed of live virus, they are not thought to cause an increased risk of infertility, first or second trimester loss, stillbirth, or congenital anomalies. It should be noted that pregnant and lactating women were excluded from the initial phase III trials of these two vaccines, so specific safety data in these populations are not yet available and further studies are planned. However, the mechanism of action of mRNA vaccines and existing safety data provide reassurance regarding the safety of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines during pregnancy.”

In addition, the FDA “permits the vaccination of pregnant and breastfeeding individuals with a requirement that the company engage in post-authorization observational studies in pregnancy.”

You can read more at the ASRM web site. We have also posted vaccine guidelines on our web site. If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices.

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