Those clients who are going through fertility treatment, or about to start treatment, may be wondering about the safety of being immunised against COVID-19.
Based on international research, there is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine effects fertility so fertility treatment can continue during immunisation. Therefore, unless there is a health concern, our advice is proceed with getting vaccinated.
We know this will be a personal decision and we encourage you to discuss any concerns with your Repromed fertility doctor.
We support the advice of RANZCOG (Royal Australian & NZ College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists), read their new update here. In summary:
- Pregnant women are encouraged to get a COVID-19 vaccine at any stage of pregnancy. In addition to protecting their own health, vaccinating during pregnancy may be helpful for the baby, as there is evidence of antibody transfer in cord blood and breast milk, which may offer protection to infants through passive immunity.
- Evidence from the large number of pregnant people who have already been vaccinated globally, indicates that there are no safety concerns with administering COVID-19 vaccines at any stage of pregnancy.
- There is no evidence to date that those who become pregnant after receiving the vaccine are at increased risk of miscarriage, embryo abnormality or maternal illness.
- Trying for pregnancy need not be delayed following receiving the vaccine.
Dr Devashana Gupta
Deputy Medical Director