COVID-19 vaccines and fertility treatment

As the world looks hopefully towards COVID-19 vaccine candidates, we at Carrot have been considering what this means for Carrot members who are undergoing fertility treatment or plan to attempt becoming pregnant in the near future. 

Tips to help you navigate care

Depending on where you’re located and your personal circumstances, the situation and requirements may differ. We put together some questions to help support you as you navigate conversations with your clinic or healthcare provider. Keep in mind that while some clinics and healthcare providers may not have the answers to every question you have due to the quickly-evolving nature of COVID-19 vaccine information and related guidance, speaking with your physician is always recommended early on in your journey. 

Questions to help you navigate:

  • Discuss with your clinic: Based on my current health and fertility situation, what should I consider if I choose to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Discuss with your clinic: Does your clinic require patients to be vaccinated before starting fertility treatment?
  • Discuss with your clinic: If I receive the vaccine, will there be a waiting period until I can receive care? Does this differ depending on which vaccine I receive?
  • Discuss with your clinic: Will clinic staff be vaccinated? If not, what precautions do you foresee in place to ensure safety?
  • If you are an international patient: Is your clinic currently accepting or planning to soon accept international patients?
  • If you are an international patient: Are there quarantine or testing requirements upon arrival in the country you are traveling to?
  • If you are an international patient: Do you have basic and emergency medical coverage or insurance while you are traveling for care?
  • If you need to travel (by air, sea, road or rail) to receive care: Does the transport carrier or relevant official require passengers to be vaccinated? 

Still have questions about how COVID-19 may impact your fertility treatment? Get in touch with the Carrot Care Team.

Additional resources 

Vaccine Company Pages

Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine 

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Janssen COVID‑19 Vaccine

Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine

Sputnik COVID-19 Vaccine

MVC COVID-19 Vaccine


World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Vaccines Overview

WHO Interim recommendations for use of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

WHO Interim recommendations for use of the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine against COVID-19

Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre

Reuters: COVID-19 Global Tracker

Asia and Oceania


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Australia Department of Health

The Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19


Indian Fertility Society Recommendations for COVID-19 Vaccinations and ART 

Indian Fertility Society COVID-19 FAQ


Japan Society for Reproductive Medicine

New Zealand

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Ministry of Health


Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of Singapore

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa


The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) COVID-19 Resources

The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) COVID-19 Updates


Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection COVID-19 Updates


Belgian Federal Public Service Health Food Chain Safety and Environment 

Belgian Society for Reproductive Medicine (BSRM) COVID-19 Information


The Danish authorities have gathered all information about COVID-19 on


Ministry of Health and Social Affairs Fighting Infectious Disease

Finnish Gynecological Association Special Editorial on Coronavirus in Pregnancy


French Ministry of Health: A response to your questions about Covid 19

Society of Reproductive Medicine: Coronavirus and AMP


German Ministry of Health: Covid-19


Hungarian Consular Government Service


Israel Ministry of Health: Covid-19 Guidelines 


Government of Ireland:Covid-19


Italy Ministry of Health: COVID-19


Luxembourg Ministry of Health: Covid-19


Netherlands Ministry of Health: Covid-19


Norway Ministry of Health: Covid-19


Poland Ministry of Health: Covid-19


Director General of Health: Covid-19


Russia Ministry of Health: Covid-19

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health: Covid-19

South Africa

COVID-19 South African Resource Portal


Spain Ministry of Health:Covid-19


Public Health Agency of Sweden


Switzerland Federal Office of Public Health: Covid-19


Ukraine Ministry of Health: Covid-19

United Arab Emirates

UAE Department of Health: Covid-19

United Kingdom

Public Health England guidance page: COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding 

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) FAQ for Fertility Patients on Covid-19

United States, Canada, and Latin America

United States

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. CDC Vaccination Considerations for People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) COVID-19 task force 

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19


Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines: Overview

Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) Fertility Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic updates


Argentina Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Information


Sociedade Brasileira de Reprodução Humana: SBRH

Federação Brasileira das Associações de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia.

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