Three coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines have been authorized for use in the United States; specifically, the Pfizer–BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson–Janssen COVID-19 vaccines were granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in late 2020 and early 2021. Vaccination coverage and intent among adults are lowest among those aged 18–39 years and among females in particular. In females of reproductive age, enthusiasm for receiving a COVID-19 vaccine may be negatively affected by claims currently circulating widely on diverse social media platforms regarding the vaccines adversely affecting fertility and pregnancy. Yet it is important to note that these claims are anecdotal in nature and not supported by the available scientific evidence. It is also imperative that the effects of COVID-19 vaccine on reproductive health are clarified. Herein, we discuss the existing scientific data supporting COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy in people who are planning to conceive or who are pregnant or lactating and highlight the importance of COVID-19 vaccination in females of reproductive age.
Reference: Obstetrics & Gynecology: November 2, 2021 – Volume – Issue – 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004636; doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004636