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COVID-19 vaccine myth busters

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Bloomington Briefing Published September 1, 2021

In this new series, Bloomington Public Health will review some common myths about the COVID-19 vaccine and clear up confusion with reliable information. 

Myth: Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect fertility?

Fact: There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause female or male fertility problems—problems getting pregnant. If trying to get pregnant now or in the future, would-be parents can receive a
COVID-19 vaccine.

The Center for Disease Control does not recommend routine pregnancy testing before COVID-19 vaccination. If you are trying to become pregnant, you do not need to avoid pregnancy after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. 

It is important to know that pregnant people are at a higher risk of severe illness with COVID-19 and that there are known benefits of vaccination. Hear from Dr. Katia Castillo, OB-GYN, about why she recommends the COVID-19 vaccine to her patients at Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy from the Minnesota Department of Health at

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