The Federal and NSW Government's message for all Australians to be vaccinated against COVID-19 has resulted in a number of enquiries as to the COVID-19 vaccines impact on pregnant women and those planning pregnancy.
As a result, the Care Team at Connect IVF would like to provide our patients with the latest relevant information regarding COVID-19 and pregnancy and to direct enquiries to the recent statements from RANZCOG and ATAGI on this matter.
See the full statement at https://ranzcog.edu.au/news/pr...
RANZCOG and ATAGI recommend that pregnant women should be offered the Pfizer vaccine at any stage of pregnancy. This is because the risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 infection in pregnant women and their unborn child is significantly higher than those faced by the general community.
These expert groups also recommend that women who are trying to become pregnant need not delay their vaccination or avoid becoming pregnant. For women undergoing IVF and other fertility treatment, it is recommended that vaccination should occur prior to, or following treatment, however not during the IVF cycle itself.
The Team here at Connect IVF encourage our patients to seek vaccination against COVID-19. Connect IVF is open and fully operational during this lockdown period, providing all normal IVF services. We follow all required Federal and State Government COVID Management Policies and Guidelines.