COVID-19 and Fertility

Impact of COVID and COVID vaccines on fertility.

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues, many have expressed concerns and questions about taking these vaccines for men & women trying to have a family.  Consulting with your physician is always important to personalize your medical decisions.

For males, the benefits of vaccination and avoidance of COVID-19 illness that can substantially limit fertility (at least temporarily) is considered to far outweigh the temporary, limited risks of vaccination.  For more information, please visit:

For women who are planning to start a family, pregnant or lactating, again - COVID-19 vaccination has no known risks and can avoid infection that creates special risk for women who are pregnant.  Updated COVID-19 recommendations from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine can be accessed by visiting: 


Center for Male Reproductive Medicine & Microsurgery Weill Cornell Medicine
525 E 68th Street
New York, NY 10065