A new study provides some peace of mind about the COVID vaccine and IVF outcomes
Since mRNA vaccines became available to treat coronavirus, people have been worried about the COVID vaccine and IVF outcomes. This concern has made some people reluctant to get vaccinated, as they don’t want to choose between their health and their fertility. Thankfully, a new study has found that hopeful parents likely don’t have to worry about the vaccine harming their reproductive potential. Read on as our Las Vegas fertility clinic team explains why.
The study about the COVID vaccine and IVF outcomes followed IVF patients
To find out more about the effects of the COVID shot, researchers tracked 3,000 in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients in the United States. There were two groups of patients in the study. The first group had either received the Pfizer or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. In contrast, the second group was unvaccinated.
Both groups of patients took the same fertility medications and had the same IVF protocols. Additionally, the researchers carefully monitored all patients in this study. By the end of the study, they found that there were no differences between the two groups of patients in terms of successful IVF implantation and early pregnancy.
These results suggest that mRNA vaccines, like the ones for COVID-19, are safe for people considering fertility treatment including IVF. Additionally, the findings support the conclusions of previous studies, which have found that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not affect reproductive potential or embryo development.
Our fertility doctors recommend that patients be fully vaccinated
The team at our Las Vegas fertility clinic realizes that patients don’t want to do anything to jeopardize their chances of becoming a parent. However, there is no evidence to suggest that getting the COVID vaccine is one of those things.
Additionally, COVID-19 is a serious illness that can be especially dangerous in pregnant women and their unborn babies. Unvaccinated mothers-to-be who catch the virus are more likely to experience severe illness, end up in the hospital and require breathing support. As a result, our Las Vegas fertility clinic team strongly recommends that all patients get the COVID vaccine and recommended boosters.