Research has shown that the vaccines don’t affect men's or women's fertility. They don’t have any ingredients in them that would affect fertility and there is no likely way they could.
It’s entirely normal for new medicines not to be recommended for pregnant women, or those planning a pregnancy, when they are first issued because normally, they're not initially tested on this group. Now that more data is available, the Joint Committee for Vaccinations & Immunisations has updated its advice and says there is no need for women to delay pregnancy after Covid vaccination. Pregnant and non-pregnant women are being invited for a vaccine at the same time, based on their age.
Should I get it now?
Millions of people have now been vaccinated against Covid. The vaccine is the best defence against the virus, so the sooner you're vaccinated, the sooner you’ll begin to protect yourself and your community. Vaccinating as many people as possible should reduce the levels of local infections too.
Will I have side effects?
Like all vaccines, and medicines, there can be side effects, but most are mild and short-term and not everyone gets them. Any side effects following the jab usually last less than a week.
Will it give me Covid?
You can’t catch Covid from the vaccine. It may take a few weeks for your body to build up protection against the virus, but it will reduce your chances of becoming seriously ill. You need to have both doses for maximum protection.