Scientific studies banish misinformation that has been circulating in recent weeks: that COVID-19 vaccines affect fertility.
Science-based research has proven that vaccines against COVID-19 not only do not negatively impact male or female fertility and pregnancy, but instead help mother and baby by protecting them against the virus.
The following is some of the scientific evidence that has been collected since the COVID-19 vaccines began to be administered, showing that there is no correlation between vaccines that protect against SARS-COV-2, infertility and problems in the pregnancy.
- A study from the Boston University School of Public Health, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) involved 2,126 women from the United States and Canada who were seeking to conceive naturally with their partners. The conclusion was that vaccination against COVID did not affect the fertility of either member of the couple. And this result was consistent whether after receiving one or two doses, or the type of vaccine.
- a little research conducted by the Department of Urology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine studied the sperm health of 45 healthy men from December 2020 to January 2021 who had their doses of the COVID vaccines, and concluded that they did not observe any significant change in the quality and quantity of sperm.
- other research found that fever associated with COVID-19 disease was linked to a short-term reduction in sperm production.
- Research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that vaccinated moms pass COVID antibodies to their babies through breastfeeding, potentially offering them passive immunity against the coronavirus. This immunity appears to last until the child is about 2 years old.
- Data collected by US public health monitoring systems, which include people who received the mRNA vaccines (i.e., those from Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), did not identify any concerns about the safety of pregnant women who were vaccinated, or their babies. Pregnant people had a slightly higher incidence of nausea and vomiting, two symptoms that are also often characteristic of pregnancy.
Unfortunately, some public figures, such as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and singer Nicki Minaj, have spoken about it in various forums, without presenting any evidence or medical data.
In addition to the studies already completed, there are currently 11 studies on pregnancy, babies and vaccines against COVID-19 in the recruitment stage of participants, including one with the Moderna vaccine led by Durham University in North Carolina, one observational from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Duke University, Boston Medical Center, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; and another looking at Pfizer and Moderna vaccines at Johns Hopkins University.