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COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy

27.04.2021 - New Recommendations

Vaccinate? YES, for both men and woman!


The vaccine is an "Inactivated Vaccine", that is, the pathogens are no longer alive. Therefore, the vaccine has no influence on the fertility of men and women.


Due to immune response, inseminations and embryo transfer are possible 7-14 days after vaccination at the earliest.


Current Recommendations regarding COVID vaccination during prenancy


FOPH (Federal Office of Public Health in Switzerland) recommends: Current vaccination of all pregnant women in the 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy 

  • with chronic diseases considered to be at high risk for COVID-19.

  • with increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 disease (esp. health care workers).

  • vaccination with mRNA vaccine (no live viruses)


Concrete Procedures: 

  • Clarification of advantages/disadvantages by gynecologist, consent signed by pregnant woman.

  • Vaccination in a vaccination center: written prescription by gynecologist must be available. 

  • The pregnant woman must register herself online on cantonal vaccination registration website for appointment. 



Accidental mRNA-Covid-19 vaccination in early pregnancy is not a reason for termination of pregnancy. No damage to fertility has occurred in animal studies or in known cases of vaccination in early pregnancy. 



mRNA vaccination against COVID-19 is unrestricted. 

Doctor Examining Pregnant Woman
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