There has been a lot of rumours and misinformation about the vaccine and fertility. There was a Facebook post that got widely spread via social media channels about the vaccination causing infertility. There is absolutely no evidence that this is true.

– Dr Ken Hodson

Ken Hodson Head of UK Teratology


Dr Ken Hodson (@ken_hodson) is a Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal Medicine specialist at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Ken is the Head of the UK Teratology Information Service and has been working very closely with public bodies to ensure that the Covid-19 vaccination schedule for fertility and pregnant patients is carefully considered.

In this episode we look at the current evidence behind the Covid-19 vaccination schedule for those trying to conceive or undertaking fertility treatments. We also look at the effects of Covid-19 on pregnancy and whether or not you should have a Covid-19 vaccination if you are pregnant.


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Show Notes



The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

RCOG – COVID-19 vaccines, pregnancy and breastfeeding Q&A

BUMPS – Best Use of Medicines In Pregnancy

The UK Teratology Information Service