December 15, 2020
In accordance with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), we strongly encourage patients who have the opportunity to be vaccinated to do so prior to becoming pregnant. The currently available Covid-19 vaccine is administered as 2 doses 3-4 weeks apart. A fertility treatment cycle can be initiated as soon as the second dose is given or anytime thereafter. Studies regarding the safety of the vaccine in pregnancy are ongoing, and we expect to have more information in the coming months. Other similar vaccines have been shown to be safe when given in pregnancy.
Patients who choose or decline vaccination will be supported in their decision. Regardless of a decision to receive or not receive the vaccine, these conversations provide an opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of other prevention measures such as hand washing, physical distancing, and wearing a mask.
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From: June 1, 2020
Utah Fertility Center has re-evaluated our policies in response to the ongoing pandemic. We have reviewed updated recommendations from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. We are continuously monitoring data and requirements from our state and local officials and all local regulations. We are also weighing our duty to our patients in these trying times.
–We will continue the utilization of telehealth procedures wherever possible, and all new patient or follow-up appointments will be conducted remotely.
–We are able to offer most diagnostic testing and initiation of treatment cycles
We will revisit these policies periodically to provide the safest care possible.
If you are coming to the office, please note the CDC/Utah DOH recommended procedures we are following in order to help keep you safe:
We are washing our hands often
We are sanitizing frequently
Masks covering the nose and mouth are required by staff and patients/permitted partners
We are asking patients to check-in and wait in their cars
We are checking everyone for possible exposure to Covid-19. If you are ill, have had recent exposure or have symptoms, please let us know. We may need to reschedule your appointment in accordance with current CDC guidelines but will work with you on an individual basis based on your circumstances.
These practices and our business decisions are informed by guidance from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the CDC and the Utah Department of Health. This is a rapidly evolving situation; we are monitoring closely and will re-evaluate our policies and guidance as the situation demands. For more information regarding COVID-19:
Idaho Fertility Center
Deirdre A. Conway, MD
Jason D. Parker, DO