Medical experts and scientists agree that it is not possible for the vaccines to affect fertility.
The vaccines protect people from becoming seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. it is very important that you get protected and have your vaccine both first and second doses.
There have been a lot of rumours that the vaccines could affect fertility but these are not true.
The British Fertility Society and Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists:
“There is absolutely no evidence, and no theoretical reason, that any of the vaccines can affect the fertility of women or men.”
Dr Edward Morris, president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
“We want to reassure women that there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will affect fertility. There is no biologically plausible mechanism by which current vaccines would cause any impact on women’s fertility. Evidence has not been presented that women who have been vaccinated go on to have fertility problems.”
Dr Gayatri Amirthalingam, Consultant, Public Health England, National Immunisation Team:
“Studies have shown that, like other vaccines, once you are vaccinated the components of this vaccine travel to your lymph glands and within a matter of days there are removed as waste products from your body. And so there is no mechanism by which this vaccine could affect your current or future fertility.”
Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England:
“There is no evidence of any of the vaccines having any impact on fertility, and it would be surprising if any of them did do. This is not an area where people should be concerned.”
Video of Dr Gayatri Amirthalingam explaining why the vaccines do not affect fertility