Here you will find an answer to all your questions about the corona virus, so that you can feel good and secure during your fertility journey.
If you are planning a pregnancy (with or without fertility treatment), the COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for both partners. Ideally, both vaccinations should be completed before you start treatment.
(There is currently no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccination has a negative impact on fertility in women and men. In addition, a COVID-19 infection during pregnancy poses an increased risk of severe disease and premature birth.)
If your partner is planning a pregnancy, the COVID-19 vaccination is also recommended for you. Infecting your partner with COVID-19 during pregnancy can be very dangerous for both mother and child. In addition, there is currently no evidence that vaccination against COVID-19 has a negative impact on fertility in women and men.
- Treatment can be started at any time after the 2nd vaccination.
- Can I also get vaccinated during the IVF / ICSI treatment cycle?
- In principle YES - especially if there is an increased risk of infection or disease.
- If the vaccination falls within the period of implantation (between embryo transfer and pregnancy test), we recommend freezing all suitable embryos and postponing the transfer to the next cycle.
- COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy
The following recommendations apply equally to all COVID-19 vaccines:
You have NOT yet received a vaccination:
Ideally, BOTH vaccinations should be completed before starting treatment. Treatment can be started immediately after the 2nd vaccination.
You have already received the 1st vaccination:
You can start treatment immediately after the 1st vaccination. You can then have the 2nd vaccination as planned - however, if the vaccination date falls around the time of embryo transfer (+/- 3 days), we recommend freezing the embryos and using them at a later date.
You have already received the 2nd vaccination:
You can start treatment immediately.
You are already pregnant:
Vaccination (especially for high-risk groups) is possible at any time during pregnancy. In order to exclude a connection to spontaneous premature births, which also occur otherwise, the recommendation is to vaccinate after the 1st trimester.
Yes. Our center is open without restrictions and we look forward to accompanying you on your Fertility Journey! We developed a detailed COVID-19 prevention concept months ago and offer you a safe fertility treatment through comprehensive measures.
You can continue your treatment without any changes.
However, we ask you to come to your appointment alone. Exceptions are:
- the first interview
- the final consultation
- the day of ovum pick-up
- the day of insemination / embryo transfer
- if you need an interpreter
- if you need your partner as a mental support due to psychological issues