By Dr. Tom Hannam MD FRCSC REI
In the last 24 hours, “pregnancy” was added to the high risk conditions that qualify pregnant woman in Ontario for priority vaccination. This means they are eligible for hospital based programs ie. Pfizer or Moderna. This follows the NEJM article and SOGC statements.
For our patients who are not yet pregnant, our advice remains: we widely support all the of the vaccines that may be made available to you based on age, location, or health history. For a consistently updated list of of who is eligible and why, consider this link
At Hannam Fertility we remain open to all essential services in reproductive care. For example, we strongly endorse fertility preservation (embryo and egg freezing) for anyone who is time sensitive in their family planning needs.
We are keeping you safe when onsite with scheduled appointments, a vaccinated healthcare team, and rapid testing for select patients as part of an ongoing commitment to best practices.
About the Author
Dr. Tom Hannam
The founder of the Hannam Fertility Centre, Dr. Hannam has sat on the board of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada, and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Endocrinology.