COVID-19

The National Women’s Health Network calls on Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers to give women full information about all of their products, not just the COVID-19 vaccine

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Apr 28, 2021 | Comments Off on The National Women’s Health Network calls on Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers to give women full information about all of their products, not just the COVID-19 vaccine

In light of the recent decision by the U.S. government to resume using Johnson & Johnson vaccines in the race to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19, we are struck by the disparity between publicly disclosed information about the J&J vaccine…

What do we know about the J&J vaccine safety in women?

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Apr 27, 2021 | Comments Off on What do we know about the J&J vaccine safety in women?

The NWHN is closely following the emerging information on the safety of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine. An unusual type of blood clot has been reported to occur in six women after they received the J&J vaccine. One woman died and one is hospitalized in serious condition.

Since You Asked – COVID-19 vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating individuals

By NWHN Staff | Mar 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – COVID-19 vaccine safety for pregnant and lactating individuals

Some pregnant and lactating individuals have reported feeling hesitant about receiving one of the FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines due to the exclusion of pregnant and lactating people in the clinical trials. In fact, most drugs and vaccines are never studied in pregnant people, and pregnant people are encouraged to avoid any medications that aren’t absolutely necessary.

When to Talk to Your Provider About the Relationship between Long COVID and ME/CFS

By NWHN Staff | Mar 15, 2021 | Comments Off on When to Talk to Your Provider About the Relationship between Long COVID and ME/CFS

The widespread nature of extended post-COVID-19 symptoms has led to the use of a new term, “long COVID-19.”

FDA Meeting – Emergency Use Authorization of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Biotech Inc. COVID-19 Vaccine

By Sarah Christopherson | Feb 26, 2021 | Comments Off on FDA Meeting – Emergency Use Authorization of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Biotech Inc. COVID-19 Vaccine

Testimony Delivered to the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee

What’s in the COVID relief package?

By Sarah Christopherson | Feb 25, 2021 | Comments Off on What’s in the COVID relief package?

While several big questions remain, we have a good sense now of the rough outline of the final package and its impact on the ACA.

We Can’t Let Dr. Susan Moore’s Death Be in Vain

By Cindy Pearson | Dec 29, 2020 | Comments Off on We Can’t Let Dr. Susan Moore’s Death Be in Vain

Racist treatment of Black, Indigenous and other people of color inside the health care system won’t come to an end until the system itself changes.

Your Questions About the New COVID-19 Vaccines – Answered

By Sarah Christopherson | Dec 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Your Questions About the New COVID-19 Vaccines – Answered

How safe are the vaccines? How effective? Were they tested in people like me? Was the approval process influenced by political pressure? Here’s what we know.

FDA Meeting – Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

By Sarah Christopherson | Dec 10, 2020 | Comments Off on FDA Meeting – Emergency Use Authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Testimony Delivered to the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee

Since You Asked: Hey NWHN – Would YOU Take a COVID Vaccine?

By NWHN Staff | Nov 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: Hey NWHN – Would YOU Take a COVID Vaccine?

This is a great question and, considering the political turmoil surrounding vaccine production, we’re not surprised it’s being asked repeatedly by reasonable people. The NWHN is pleased that the government is making vaccine development a priority, but as to whether…