Our Las Vegas fertility doctors support getting the COVID vaccine during pregnancy
The COVID-19 vaccine is all anyone can talk about these days. However, there are so many questions about the coronavirus vaccine. As a result, The Fertility Center of Las Vegas recently released a statement about getting the COVID vaccine during pregnancy. Read on to learn what our Las Vegas fertility doctors think about getting this vaccination while you’re trying to conceive or get pregnant.
Reviewing the data about the COVID vaccine during pregnancy
It’s important to note that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, such as Pfizer and Moderna manufactured vaccines, do not contain any live coronavirus. This means they are not believed to cause an increased risk of the following:
- First or second trimester pregnancy loss
- Congenital anomalies in the baby
As a result, the CDC has stated that women who are trying to become pregnant do not need to avoid pregnancy after receiving an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Furthermore, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommended the vaccine be permitted for pregnant patients and those who are trying to conceive.
While the current data about getting the COVID vaccine during pregnancy is limited, studies show that pregnancy is a severe risk factor for severe COVID-19 illness. Pregnant women who catch coronavirus are more likely to experience ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, preterm birth and even death. The likelihood of experiencing these complications increases when the mother has other risk factors, including diabetes, obesity and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Getting the coronavirus vaccine is the best way to prevent these issues. As such, our Las Vegas fertility doctors encourage all eligible patients to be vaccinated when given the opportunity to do so, regardless of whether they’re pregnant or undergoing fertility treatments.
Our team is working hard to keep you safe and healthy
While the vaccination process continues around the country, we will require our patients and staff to wear masks, practice social distancing and regularly wash their hands. Additionally, all our staff are being given the chance to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and all our physicians are already fully vaccinated. All these measures are designed to keep you and our team safe and healthy.
If you have questions about getting the COVID vaccine during pregnancy, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Our doctors will be happy to discuss your concerns and answer your questions about the coronavirus vaccine.