If you are trying to conceive or pregnant, you may be wondering about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
While vaccines are not yet available in Australia, guidance for people in these two groups is beginning to emerge. The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology has issued an update on the following questions:
- Should men and women receive the COVID-19 vaccine before attempting conception?
- Should couples who received COVID-19 vaccination postpone conception, and if so, for how long?
- Should pregnant women be vaccinated?
You can read the full statement here. We will add further information as it becomes available.
The Australian Government’s information about COVID-19 vaccines can be found here.
If you want to stay up to date with what is known about COVID-19 and pregnancy and birth, you can follow the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ advice here.
You can also find updates from the Fertility Society of Australia here. The FSA is the peak body representing scientists, doctors, researchers, nurses, consumers and counsellors in reproductive medicine in Australia and New Zealand.
The International Federation of Fertility Societies has set up the IFFS COVID-19 Global Resource Center to provide global updates here.
The World Health Organization’s advice regarding pregnancy, child birth and COVID-19 has resources in languages other than English here.