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What do we know about the COVID-19 vaccine and menstrual cycles?

Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Yolanda Tinajero, MD, OB/GYN explains that many things may affect someone’s menstrual cycle from time to time but that the COVID-19 vaccines shouldn’t impact a person’s ability to become pregnant in the future.


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There have been some anecdotal reports about patients stating that they’ve seen changes in their menstrual cycle after receiving the COVID vaccine. So, what I remind patients is that there are a lot of other things that can affect someone’s menstrual cycle and that can include changes with sleep, the stress that one experiences. Um, so for that reason, I try to reassure them their cycles can be a little bit different from time to time, but that doesn’t necessarily impact their ability to become pregnant in the future.

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