There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines will lead to infertility, as stated on several social media posts.
Several social media posts state that COVID-19 vaccines will cause infertility. However, there is no evidence to suggest that the vaccine would affect an individual's likelihood to conceive or their reproductive health. The World Health Organization's (WHO) Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said that posts stating that COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility are common. She explained that vaccines stimulate the body's immune response against a particular virus or bacteria and added that it would not interfere with the human reproductive system in any way. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "If you are trying to become pregnant, you do not need to avoid pregnancy after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine." The CDC clarified that scientists are continuing to study and research the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines. Logically has previously debunked similar claims surrounding vaccines and reproductive health. There have been some anecdotal reports of changes to some people's menstrual cycles after they have received COVID-19 vaccines, but there is not yet any categorical evidence to prove this. There are no reports suggesting that COVID-19 vaccines would badly affect human reproductive health. As such, we have marked the claim as false. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.