Can the COVID-19 vaccine cause infertility? Experts say no

Published on April 20, 2021

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Each Tuesday throughout COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness & Education Month, City News will unmask some of today's most prevalent vaccination myths to provide the community with medically sound, CDC-backed truths about the vaccine.

MYTH: The COVID-19 vaccine causes infertility.

TRUTH: There is zero evidence supporting the claim that COVID-19 vaccines negatively impact a person's fertility, either now or in the future.

In fact, there's no evidence that fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including the COVID-19 vaccination.

As with all vaccines, scientists are scrutinizing COVID-19 vaccines carefully for side effects now and will continue to study them for many years to come.

And more good news: Besides not compromising your fertility, there also is no data linking COVID-19 vaccines to miscarriages.

For what it's worth: For expectant parents, the vaccine also doesn't negatively impact pregnancy. “There is currently no evidence that antibodies formed from COVID-19 vaccination cause any problem with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta,” the CDC reports.

To help it glean more info about COVID-19 and pregnancy, the CDC created the v-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry. The registry is for v-safe participants who self-identify as pregnant at the time of vaccination or shortly thereafter (within 30 days of vaccination).

Register to get vaccinated

Tarrant County Public Health maintains an online portal that allows individuals to easily register for a no-cost vaccine for residents with or without health insurance. Tarrant County Public Health will send an email, text message or phone message regarding upcoming appointments.

The City of Fort Worth website provides additional information about the vaccination process and other providers in the community.



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