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One cannot get pregnant if they take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Studies have proven that the COVID-19 vaccine does not affect a person's ability to get pregnant.


Context:

Wide-spread misinformation and myths about vaccines developed against COVID-19 have been instrumental in enabling vaccine hesitancy. In June 2022, some Facebook posts claimed that people could not get pregnant if they took a COVID-19 vaccine. One such post stated, "I don’t know why people are freaking out about Roe v Wade…Most likely if you took the jab it will not matter...you probably won’t be able to get pregnant...Just sayin."

 

In fact:

Since the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, many medical organizations like the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) have asserted that people can still get pregnant after being vaccinated against COVID-19 .

 

In June 2021, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that researched the safety of vaccines on pregnant women. According to the study, 4,800 people out of 35,691 had a positive pregnancy test after receiving the first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, while the rest were pregnant at the time of the vaccination. The preliminary findings of the study “did not show obvious safety signals among pregnant persons who received mRNA Covid-19 vaccines”.

 

According to the CDC, "There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems (problems trying to get pregnant) in women or men." Many people have gotten pregnant after being vaccinated, CDC reported. CDC and WHO recommend everyone from the age of six months above to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including pregnant people, those breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or who might become pregnant. It also said that despite some temporary changes in menstruation, “there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause fertility problems.” Emphasizing on the need of getting vaccinated, the CDC also warned that COVID-19 can make one very sick during pregnancy. “Additionally, if you have COVID-19 during pregnancy, you are at increased risk of complications that can affect your pregnancy and developing baby”, the CDC said.

 

In May 2022, Mayo clinic reported that it is safe for pregnant women to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. "The overall risk of COVID-19 to pregnant women is low. Vaccination can also help pregnant women build antibodies that might protect their babies," Mayo clinic reported.

 

Dr. Marija Božović from the Public Health Institute of Montenegro told UNICEF that "in the clinical research of the companies Pfizer and Moderna, 30 women who remained pregnant participated, which again indicates that there is no direct effect of vaccines on fertility."

 

Logically has previously debunked claims regarding COVID-19 vaccines affecting pregnancy.

 

The verdict:

There is no proof that people cannot get pregnant if they take a COVID-19 vaccine. Hence we have marked this claim false.

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