COVID-19 vaccine update – June 2021 update

Kia ora,

The Ministry of Health have released new guidelines around the COVID-19 vaccine encouraging those who are pregnant to have a Covid-19 vaccination at any stage of pregnancy. A summary of the key points is listed below.

We know our clients will be wondering about the safety of being immunised when undergoing, or about to start, fertility treatment. The advice remains the same – there is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine effects fertility, so fertility treatment can continue during immunisation. However, it will be a personal decision and we encourage you to discuss any concerns with your Repromed fertility doctor.

We follow 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.

We are here to support you.Β  If you have any queries about the COVID-19 vaccine and your treatment, please email or call 0800 483 105 and talk to your nursing team.

Nga mihi,

Dr Devashana Gupta

Deputy Medical Director