Current recommendations for vaccines for female infertility patients: a committee opinion

Prior to initiating infertility treatment, practitioners should assess and update immunization status for all female patients according to current recommendations.

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Volume 110, Issue 5, Pages 838–841


Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine


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 titled, “Vaccination guidelines for female infertility patients,” last published in 2013 (Fertil Steril 2013;99:337–9).

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders.