The ADA is presenting a free webinar in March that will review the science of COVID-19 vaccines, and vaccines in general, as they relate to fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding and more.
Presented by the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention, Oh Baby! COVID-19 Vaccine Facts on Pregnancy and Fertility will stream March 17 from noon-1:15 p.m. Central time, with 1.5 continuing education credits available.
“Despite the pandemic pressures for rapid development, COVID-19 vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are both effective and safe for men and women,” Dr. Swamy told ADA News. “Vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, do not cause infertility or miscarriage. Although pregnant women were not included in COVID-19 vaccine trials, there have been no safety concerns to date among 20,000+ pregnant women in the U.S. who have chosen to receive COVID-19 vaccines.”
The webinar will cover:
• The mechanism, effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in the U.S.
• A review of the path of vaccine development, approval and dissemination in the United States.
• A discussion of the risk-benefit profile of COVID-19 infection and vaccines in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
• A debunking of the misconceptions and common myths about COVID-19 vaccines.