Is it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine if I want to have a baby in the future?
Yes, you will still be able to have a baby after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine won’t harm a pregnancy or make it harder to get pregnant. There is currently no evidence that any vaccine changes fertility. Women have become pregnant after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not change the way our reproductive system works.
Many scientists have studied (and are still studying) the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy. During the Pfizer vaccine trials, 23 women in the study became pregnant. None of the pregnant women who got the vaccine had any negative impacts on their pregnancy. The CDC has also been tracking pregnant people who got the COVID-19 vaccine, and they’ve found it has no impact on miscarriage, stillbirth, or other pregnancy complications.
New research shows that getting the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant might pass antibody protection to the baby. Pregnant women are more likely to be sicker and are more likely to have to stay in the hospital if they get COVID-19. Getting vaccinated can protect pregnant moms and their babies.
You can have a conversation with your healthcare provider to answer any questions you have about the COVID-19 vaccine. Here are some other resources you can use to make a decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant or if you want to be pregnant in the future:
- CDC information about COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy
- V-safe COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy Registry
- WHO podcast