Date published: 
21 April 2022
Intended audience: 
General public
COVID-19 vaccines do not cause infertility

COVID-19 vaccines have been tested thoroughly by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), and are safe. 

The COVID-19 vaccine, like other vaccines, works by training our bodies to develop antibodies to fight against the virus that causes COVID-19, to prevent future illness.

There is no evidence that antibodies formed from COVID-19 vaccination cause any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta.

In addition, there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause fertility problems in males or females, or any future infertility in children.

People who are trying to become pregnant now or who plan to try in the future can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Visit the Department of Health website to get the facts on COVID-19 vaccines.