COVID-19

Since You Asked – Will we need COVID-19 booster shots?

By Kristen Batstone | Aug 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – Will we need COVID-19 booster shots?

Answer: Yes, specific populations may need booster shots but there is not enough evidence to determine if all vaccinated people will need an additional shot to stay protected.

Since You Asked – There’s a lot of conflicting information online about the Delta Variant; what’s true?

By Kristen Batstone | Jul 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – There’s a lot of conflicting information online about the Delta Variant; what’s true?

Answer: You’re absolutely right! The Delta variant has been making headlines since it first came on the scene. The NWHN has analyzed the information currently available online so you don’t have to. Here are the facts as of today.

Since You Asked – Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect your period?

By NWHN Staff | May 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked – Can the COVID-19 vaccine affect your period?

With 45% of the US population vaccinated, many individuals have turned to the internet to share their vaccine side effects. Some women have reported experiencing increased cramping and abnormal period flows after being vaccinated.
With many individuals experiencing changes to their periods, women across the United States are asking the same question: can the COVID-19 vaccine affect my period, and should I be worried?

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.