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Can you get the COVID vaccine if you are taking birth control?

Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.


Joia Crear-Perry, MD explains that if you’re taking birth control, you can still get a COVID vaccine.


So, there are only a few medications that affect birth control and vaccinations are not one of them. So, it’s important if you are taking birth control—hormonal medications—that you still get the vaccine.

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