There is no evidence to indicate Covid-19 vaccines will affect fertility or the ability to have children, according to the UK’s medical regulator.
There is also no pattern from any reports which suggest that any of the vaccines used in the UK, or reactions to them, increase the risk of miscarriage or stillbirth, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said.
In an update published on Monday, the MHRA said the numbers of reports of miscarriages and stillbirth are “low in relation to the number of pregnant women who have received Covid-19 vaccines to date and how commonly these events occur in the UK outside of the pandemic”.
“Pregnant women have reported similar suspected reactions to the vaccines as people who are not pregnant,” it added.
The MHRA said it is currently reviewing reports of suspected side effects of menstrual disorders and unexpected vaginal bleeding after being vaccinated, but has so far found nothing to support a link between changes to menstrual periods and related symptoms and coronavirus jabs.
Pregnant women who do get symptomatic Covid are two to three times more likely to give birth to their baby prematurely.