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What is Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)?

by Leah Durant SIRVA is a newly identified vaccine injury that is surfacing in vaccinated patients around the country. The damage from SIRVA centers on the shoulder or upper arm where the vaccine was administered. SIRVA is caused by the injection or administration of the vaccine itself, not from the contents of the vaccine being … Continue reading

Flu Shots and Potential Adverse Reactions

by Leah Durant Individuals have been known to experience adverse reactions from their annual flu vaccines. One of the most common of these reactions is Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS, but other types of adverse reactions can occur. GBS is a severe paralytic illness. Because it is administered annually, the flu shot is one of the … Continue reading

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration or SIRVA

by Leah Durant Shoulder pain, soreness or tenderness are all common side effects that may be experienced following a vaccine injection. In some cases, however, improper administration of intramuscular vaccines, particularly above the deltoid muscle can result in a more severe vaccine injury, commonly known as SIRVA or Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration. SIRVA … Continue reading

FAQs About the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

by Leah Durant While vaccines are perfectly safe for most people, as with any drug, medication or medical procedure, there is always some degree of risk associated with vaccines, such as the possibility of allergy, more serious adverse reactions or even death. In most cases, the side effects associated with vaccines are mild and temporary, … Continue reading

Can Brachial Neuritis Be Caused by Vaccines?

by Leah Durant The short answer is yes. In fact, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program lists brachial neuritis as a Table injury for tetanus toxoid vaccine. Other vaccines may also be associated with brachial neuritis. If you have developed brachial neuritis after receiving a tetanus-containing vaccine, or any other vaccine, contact vaccine attorney Leah … Continue reading

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