Vaccination against COVID-19 and Assisted Reproduction

08 March, 2021

Escrito por el equipo médico fivmadrid

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At the end of December, the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 began in Spain. Many doubts have arisen since then, and in the field of assisted reproduction we tell you which are the most common and how you can continue or start your family project.


With current vaccines, are there any risks that compromise my fertility?


Although there is no definitive conclusive evidence, laboratory tests on animals preliminary results did not highlight any negative or abnormal results regarding pregnancy or fertility.


Although the results are not conclusive, and no condition has been proven in pregnancy, women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant and have additional risk factors such as diabetes, obesity or hypertension, may be at risk of increase the chances of worsening your clinical picture by contracting COVID-19.


The Spanish Fertility Society (SEF), the European Society of Embryology and Human Reproduction (ESHRE) and the Association for the Study of the Biology of Reproduction (ASEBIR) recommend vaccination before starting assisted reproduction treatment, always under the medical supervision and assessment of a health professional who can evaluate each case and determine if there is any particular risk.


Can I get vaccinated if I am breastfeeding my baby?


The Spanish Ministry of Health has communicated, for these cases, that no risk has been found that compromises the mother or the baby. If the woman is part of the population at risk due to presenting some additional factor, she can be vaccinated without any problem after the evaluation of a specialist doctor and / or health personnel.


If I have received the vaccine, and my partner also, how long should we wait to start looking for a pregnancy?


In FIVMadrid we recommend a waiting time of 2 to 3 months after the second dose of the vaccine. According to the World Health Organization, this period of time is considered a safe period to start your family project.

From FIVMadrid we continue working to offer a completely safe environment when making a first visit or assisted reproduction treatment to our patients since, every 15 days, all our staff undergo the test to guarantee a space free of COVID-19.

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