Dr. Lunz Trujillo situates COVID-19 vaccine decision-making among younger adults with previous literature on young adults’ behaviors and attitudes on different vaccines (such as the flu and HPV vaccines). In particular, she focuses on college students’ attitudes and behaviors regarding the COVID-19 vaccine based on a recent report released by the COVID States Project. Dr. Lunz Trujillo concludes by discussing implications for practitioners.
Sources from the presenter to highlight studies that find no difference between vaccinated and unvaccinated rates of unplanned pregnancy, miscarriage, or birth:
- F&S Reports: SARS-CoV-2 spike protein seropositivity from vaccination or infection does not cause sterility
- Nature Reviews Immunology: Table 1 Accidental pregnancies in trials for the COVID-19 vaccines approved in the United Kingdom
- The Lancet: Fertility rates and birth outcomes after ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccination
Another source from the presenter that practitioners can pass on to patients to summarize these studies: Science News: No, COVID-19 vaccines won’t make you infertile