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The COVID-19 Vaccine Does Not Affect Fertility

Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, Joia Crear-Perry, MD, OB/GYN and Eva Goodfriend-Reaño, Certified Nurse Midwife affirm that the research shows the COVID-19 vaccines do not affect fertility and, in fact, help protect people who want to get pregnant in the future.


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Monica McLemore, PhD, RN, MPH, Registered Nurse and Researcher: If you’re not yet pregnant, we have no evidence that shows that COVID-19 vaccination causes infertility, or that reduces your fertile window.

Eva Goodfriend-Reaño, CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife: We can say with confidence that there really is not anything in the COVID vaccine that could impact someone’s fertility.

Joia Crear-Perry, MD, OB/GYN: In fact, I have a 28 year old daughter and I was so excited that she got vaccinated. I want to make sure that she preserves her future ability to maintain a pregnancy. And, so, the best way was to ensure she is vaccinated.

This information is shared for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medical professional and reflect information available to that professional at time of filming. Always consult a health care provider for any personal health decisions. Click here for vaccine FAQs from the CDC.

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