The results of a study conducted by scientists at Boston University revealed that being vaccinated against COVID-19 does not affect a couple’s ability to conceive.
There was, however, a “short-term reduction in fertility” among the males who had tested positive for the virus in the research.
American Journal of Epidemiology released an article this week, including the results. An increasing amount of research supports prenatal vaccinations to protect mothers and newborns alike.
Outside medical organizations have recommended all women who want to become pregnant get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Researchers used information gleaned from the Pregnancy Study Online, a multi-year study conducted by Boston University.
Vaccination does not affect fertility in women, but males infected with COVID may suffer some consequences, according to a new study.
In a study by Boston University researchers, being vaccinated against COVID-19 did not decrease the odds of conceiving for couples attempting to become parents. According to the results, surveyed men who had the virus had short-term infertility.
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The study’s results were published in the American Journal of Epidemiology as a manuscript. Pregnant women and their unborn children may both benefit from immunizations, according to new research.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical organizations have recommended pregnant women be vaccinated.
Dr. Diana Bianchi, chief of the National Institutes of Health branch that sponsored the research, stated that the results give assurance that immunization for couples choosing conception does not seem to hinder fertility.
In specific investigations, the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, has been linked to a transient decrease in sperm production. That might be due to COVID-19 causing days-long fevers, rather than just a single day of moderate adverse effects after immunization.
According to the study’s authors, adult women up to 45 years old who are attempting to conceive naturally were polled every eight weeks for a year, and many of their spouses were also polled.
The researchers also found the fact true across various other variables, including vaccine brand and the time of year.
Scientists have cautioned that the virus may potentially raise the chance of stillbirth.
New findings from the National Institutes of Health, published in Nature, also found inflammation in infants born to infected women. This might contribute to long-term morbidities.
Pregnant women and those attempting to become pregnant now have higher rates of COVID-19 immunization, but lack of immunization has long been a source of worry for public health officials.
CDC data shows that their immunization rates are now more closely aligned with young adults in general.
Social media has played a role in fueling disinformation about vaccinations and fertility.
Over a third of Americans surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation think or are unclear that vaccinations cause infertility, according to a poll released in November.
“We know that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. If you are pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future, please get vaccinated,” according to Meaney-Delman.