No, there is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine causes any problems with fertility or pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. In addition, there is no evidence that fertility problems, for women or men, are a side effect of ANY vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines.


No loss of fertility was reported during the animal studies or human trials of the vaccines, and there have been no reported cases of fertility loss among the millions of people who have received the vaccines since they were authorized for use.  Recent studies have found no differences in pregnancy success rates in women who had antibodies from COVID-19 vaccines or recent COVID-19 infection and women who had no antibodies.


Women undergoing in-vitro fertilization or other similar procedures should consult their doctor before receiving the vaccine to ensure proper timing.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, might become pregnant in the future, or breastfeeding get vaccinated and stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. If you are thinking of getting pregnant soon, now is the time to get vaccinated! This will protect you and your baby from COVID-19 while pregnant and after the birth. You can read more of CDC's COVID-19 vaccine guidance for pregnancy and breastfeeding here