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Q: Will the vaccine affect my existing medical conditions?

A: No, the vaccine will not impact your current medical conditions. In fact, if you have underlying medical conditions, you may be at higher risk of having severe complications from COVID-19. As a result, getting the vaccine which, after both doses offer approximately 95% protection from COVID 19, will lower your overall risk of illness.

Q: Should I get the COVID19 vaccine?

A: While the COVID vaccine is new and there is a lot we do not know about it, the risks of developing severe illness from COVID are higher for pregnant woman.  In severe cases, pregnant women with COVID are more likely to need ICU care and/or a ventilator than women with COVID who are not pregnant.  The COVID-19 vaccine is made without live virus.  In previous vaccines that used a similar design (i.e., those that also did not contain live virus), getting vaccinated was not associated with develo

Q: Can I get COVID from the vaccine?

A: No, it is impossible to get COVID from the vaccine. The vaccine does not contain live SARS COV2 virus. It is an mRNA vaccine. Please reference the CDC website for more information: There are several different types of vaccines in development. All of them teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a

Q: There is a lot of misinformation on vaccines. Where can I find the truth?

A: Talk to your doctor or fertility specialist.  Misinformation is common during any public health measure rollout. There are other more reliable sources of information found with these organizations:  CDC ACIP COVID-19 Vaccines Work Group Safety and Efficacy of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID Vaccine (NEJM) FDA Fact Sheet for Vaccination Providers FDA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnancy (AJOG)

COVID-19 FAQs for Current and Future Fertility Patients

Click the questions below to reveal the answers or download the PDF. General COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs Q: Are the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters safe? A: Yes. Even though COVID-19 is relatively new, the way these vaccines were developed is not. COVID-19 vaccines are as safe as other vaccines that people receive throughout their lives, such as the flu or measles vaccines. Q: How effective are the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters? A: Very. As of November 2021, unvaccinated people over

COVID-19 Videos

For Patients - Answering Your Questions: Presented by the ASRM COVID-19 Task Force A Special Message from ASRM Vice President, Dr. Marcelle Cedars on COVID-19 For Patients: Taking Care of Yourself During the COVID 19 Pandemic Update on COVID-19: A conversation with members of the ASRM COVID-19 Task Force

Q: I am nervous about the vaccine side effects.

A: Side effects are more common after the 2nd dose than the 1st. The most common side effect after the 1st dose is arm soreness. Additional side effects include tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, joint pain, and fever. These typically last about 24 hours and can be improved with Tylenol or Advil.