COVID-19 Vaccine and Fertility Misinformation

Dr. Nora Colburn, MD, MPH, an infectious disease expert and Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center discusses the lack of any evidence to support that the COVID-19 vaccine causes infertility or any problems during pregnancy and that it may offer pregnant women who receive the vaccine protection that’s passed along to their newborn. She debunks common vaccine myths – especially those concerning pregnant women – and talks about ways to identify credible sources of medical information.

Dr. Nora Colburn received her medical degree and Master’s of Public Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.   She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center.   After finishing her fellowship, Dr. Colburn joined ID Consultants, Inc in Cleveland, Ohio.   During her tenure with the practice, she became a partner and was elected to the Executive Committee of the practice.   She served as Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Hillcrest Hospital the Medical Director of the Lake County General Health District.   In August 2019, Dr. Colburn joined the faculty of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Medical Director of Clinical Epidemiology in the Ross Heart Hospital.

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