Fact: According to the CDC, there is currently no evidence that antibodies formed from COVID-19 vaccination cause any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. In addition, there is no evidence suggesting that fertility problems are a side effect of ANY vaccine. People who are trying to become pregnant now or who plan to try in the future may receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them.
Support: In fact, during the Pfizer vaccine trials, 23 female volunteers involved in the study became pregnant, and the only one who suffered a pregnancy loss had not received the actual vaccine, but a placebo.
Getting COVID-19, on the other hand, can have potentially serious impacts on pregnancy and the mother’s health. CHP encourages women to reach out to their primary care providers to discuss other questions they have about COVID-19 as it relates to fertility, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.