Vaccination guidelines for female infertility patients A committee opinion

Prior to undergoing infertility treatments, vaccination guidelines should be reviewed and updated for all female patients.

The Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Volume 99, Issue 2, Pages 337-339, February 2013


Encounters for infertility care are opportunities to assess and update immunization status. Women of reproductive age are often unaware of their need for immunization, their own immunization status, and the potentially serious consequences of preventable disease on pregnancy outcome. The purpose of this ASRM Practice Committee document is to summarize current recommendations regarding vaccinations for women of reproductive age. This document replaces the ASRM Practice Committee document of the same name last published in Fertil Steril 2008;90:S169–71.

  • Juan Giles

    I have read with great interest the manuscript and consider the vaccination guidelines for female infertility patients a useful tool for gynecologist in our daily practice.

    Recommendations are also similar in our country. Intranasal influenza vaccine is not

    Perhaps you can mention the administration of an attenuated (by e.g. MMR or varicella) vaccine and immunoglobulin or blood products can decrease the effect of the vaccine and options in this situation.

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