Vaccines and Fertility

There has been a lot of discussion (and some confusion) about vaccinations this past year, particularly among those who are pregnant or trying to conceive. Clinic Sofia shared an article about the safety of the COVID vaccine for pregnant women that you can find here. In addition, we recently asked Dr. David Clay, who has a special interest in fertility management and has been closely monitoring the latest information related to the vaccine, to shed some light on the topic of vaccines and fertility and help to dispel some of the misinformation that may be online.

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The Latest on Vaccinations

As the situation with Covid-19 continues to evolve and we learn more about the safety of the vaccinations as well as the risks of not getting vaccinated, more medical experts and trusted medical organizations are recommending vaccinations for pregnant women. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently issued their formal recommendations, urging pregnant women to get vaccinated, reinforcing that the vaccines are safe and effective. Likewise, the FDA gave full approval to the Pfizer vaccine earlier this week.

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Hospitalization decreases 94% with Covid-19 vaccine

If you are on the fence about the Covid-19 vaccine, the CDC recently shared some good news that might encourage you to schedule an appointment: Adults 65 and up were a full 94 percent less likely to be hospitalized after receiving either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccination.

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One-on-One with Dr. Pam Jordi

When Dr. Pam Jordi discusses potential COVID-19 vaccinations with her pregnant patients, she can offer a unique perspective as an OB-GYN as well as an expecting mother—she and her husband are expecting their second child this spring. 

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Ask Sofia: Should pregnant women get the Covid-19 vaccine?

This is the number-one question our patients who are pregnant or are hoping to get pregnant are asking right now: Should I get the vaccine? Since clinical trials typically exclude pregnant women as well as those who are breastfeeding, there is limited data on this topic. However, the CDC says that pregnant women who are part of a group recommended to receive the Covid-19 vaccine can “choose to be vaccinated,” while the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists notes that vaccines “should not be withheld from pregnant individuals who meet criteria for vaccination.”

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