It’s time to get the story straight on who is being most adversely affected by Covid-19 vaccine injury.
For International Women’s Day 2023, COVERSE launched the #BelieveUs campaign as part of our ongoing effort to draw attention to the real faces, stories and facts of vaccine injury in Australia.
Just as is so often the case across a woman’s medical journey, inequalities with access to diagnosis, treatment, and then accurate data reporting have been demonstrated for Australian women when they suffer an adverse reaction to a Covid-19 vaccine. To draw attention to this issue, COVERSE asked some Australian women about their experiences with COVID-19 vaccine injuries and published a short video of their response.
You can view a full version of the International Women’s Day Press Release here: coverse.org.au/2023/03/press-release-iwd2023
You will continue to find stories and updated data on COVID-19 vaccine injury under the #BelieveUs tag on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We encourage you to share this information amongst your own socials and to show your support for people with vaccine injuries by adding one of our photo frames to your social media profile picture.
For further information on how to be involved with COVERSE and the #BelieveUs campaign:
- Media — please see the contact details on the press release you were sent (or email us at email@example.com).
- Vaccine-injured — register with COVERSE.
The pandemic has exacerbated existing gender inequalities. Women were more likely to lose paid jobs and hours, and more likely to be asked to take on additional unpaid work. Women were also less likely to have access to government pandemic support.
Sadly, women make up more than ⅔ of those who have suffered serious COVID-19 vaccine injuries, and more than ¼ have received misdiagnoses from their doctors.
The average length of time for these women to begin to experience any improvement in their symptoms is more than 6 months.