The vaccine and fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding


The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus. There is no evidence that the vaccine affects fertility in any way.

Read the latest COVID-19 vaccine advice if you're pregnant, may get pregnant or are breastfeeding.

We also have lots of answers to frequently asked questions available on our FAQs page.

NEL CCG (NEL Local Maternity System) Pregnancy, Fertility & COVID-19 Vaccination Webinar and Q&A

A Q&A from the above event with input from GPs and clinical experts can be found here.

Dr Nikki Kanani

Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying for a baby can have the COVID19 vaccination.

Dr Nighat Arif

Family GP Dr Nighat Arif discusses women considering having the vaccine after their 1st Trimester. 

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Women can consider having the vaccine after their 1st Trimester. As always discuss with your doctor if you have any concerns ##teamhalo ##learnontiktok

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Dr Dianne Addei

Dr Dianne Addei explains why it's important that Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups take up the vaccine if they are pregnant.

Dr Frankie Jackson-Spence

Dr Frankie Jackson-Spence, an oncology research fellow at St Bartholomew's Hospital, answered some of your #Covid19 vaccine concerns about blood clots and busts myths about fertility issues.

 
 
 
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Chief Midwife Kate Brintworth

London's Chief Midwife Kate Brintworth answers some of the common questions from pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding around the Covid-19 vaccines.

Dr. Gayatri Amirthalingam

Dr. Gayatri Amirthalingam is a consultant in the National Immunisation team at Public Health England, discusses the vaccine and fertility.

Fertility consultants Dr Gulam Bahadur and Ms Garima Srivastava answer questions about fertility and the Covid-19 vaccine.

Dr Anna, Virologist at Bart Heath

The Covid-19 vaccines do not affect fertility.

Dr Rehan, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

The Covid-19 vaccines do not affect fertility.

Dr Aruna Ramineni on fertility and the Covid-19 vaccines

Dr Aruna Ramineni, our Consultant Gynaecologist and lead for fertility, explains that the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs do not affect fertility.

Dr. Gayatri Amirthalingam

Dr. Gayatri Amirthalingam is a consultant in the National Immunisation team at Public Health England, explains the vaccine to women of childbearing age or women that are planning a pregnancy.

NHS Barts Health Staff explain the vaccines do not affect fertility

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Can you have the Covid-19 vaccine if you're pregnant?

 

 


Updated: 22/07/2021