A pediatric gynecologist shares the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility
As more people are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine, many are hopeful and excited that we're getting closer to ending the pandemic. However, as you consider the COVID-19 vaccine either for yourself or for your child, you may also have some concerns. There is a lot of misinformation out there – including the myth that the COVID-19 vaccine can cause infertility.
This myth, in summary, is just not logical when you look at the science, says Nirupama DeSilva, M.D., a pediatric gynecologist at Children's Health℠ and Professor at UT Southwestern.
There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine can cause infertility. With all the data from studies and after millions of vaccinations, no evidence suggests that infertility occurs after the vaccine – or that it is even possible. In fact, no vaccine has ever been shown to cause infertility.