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COVID-19 vaccine Q&A: fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding

On this page, you will find a video question and answer sessions about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding. We took questions from the public on our Instagram channel and put them to our BSI member and expert immunology scientists, Dr Viki Male from Imperial College London. In the video, Viki answer your questions and addresses long term effects of vaccines on fertility, vaccine safety during pregnancy and much more.

It’s important to understand and address vaccine concerns that are prominent in public discussion and may lead to hesitancy to vaccination. By answering your vaccine questions, the BSI hopes to provide expert information to help everyone make informed decisions about vaccines and their health. 

As COVID-19 vaccine development and the UK vaccine approval and roll out continue to evolve, these answers are accurate at the time of recording.

COVID-19 vaccine Q&A: fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding with Dr Viki Male, 10 March 2021


Viki has also written an article for Nature Reviews Immunology which summarises the data so far on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy to help everyone make informed decisions.

We have five other COVID-19 vaccine Q&A videos answering a range of questions from the public.

Discover all vaccine Q&As