Fertility FAQs

Can any of the vaccines affect fertility?

No – there is nothing in the vaccine that can affect the fertility of women or men

Is it safe to try for a baby straight after the vaccine?

Yes – there is no need to avoid pregnancy after the vaccine

Can I have the vaccine during fertility treatment such as IVF?

Yes – it may be sensible to separate your vaccine and fertility treatment date by a few days in case you get common side effects such as a headache or muscle aches – do speak with your fertility team

 

For more information

Read: Government advice on the vaccine for women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding

Read: British Medical Journal article showing there is ‘no evidence that vaccines can affect fertility’

Watch: Staff Q&A on the Covid-19 vaccine, fertility and pregnancy

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