Vaccine Resources for Parents
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend several vaccinations for children from birth through age 18. If you are a parent and you have questions about vaccines, these resources may help you find what you are looking for:
1. What is the Recommended Vaccine Schedule for 2019?
Whether you have (or are expecting) a newborn or your children are in their teens, you can find the current recommended vaccine schedule on the CDC’s website. Our article, What is the Recommended Vaccine Schedule for 2019?, provides links to the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedules for children and teens, and provides information on some of the potential risks associated with childhood vaccinations as well.
2. “Know the Site and Get it Right”
One of the biggest risks associated with vaccination at any age is the risk of an error during the immunization process. Shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) are a class of injuries that result from immunization errors, and they all can (and should) be avoided with proper care. For more information about proper immunization techniques, you can read: “Know the Site and Get it Right” Campaign Promotes Vaccine Administration Safety.
3. Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Approved but Not Recommended for Children
After falling off of the CDC’s list of approved vaccinations, the nasal spray flu vaccine once again received approval for the 2018-2019 flu season. However, while the nasal spray flu vaccine may be approved, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) still recommends the annual flu shot. Learn more: Despite Re-Approval of Nasal Vaccine, American Academy of Pediatrics Still Recommends Flu Shot for 2018-2019 Flu Season.
4. What are the Most-Common Vaccine Injuries?
While all CDC-recommended vaccines are generally considered safe, it is also well-known that vaccinations can cause SIRVA and various other types of injuries and illnesses. If you would like more information about the potential risks associated with vaccination, or if your child has complained of shoulder pain following a vaccination, we encourage you to read: What are the Most-Common Vaccine Injuries?
5. HRSA, SIRVA, VICP? Making Sense of Your Vaccine Injury Claim
Following a diagnosis of a vaccine-related injury or illnesses, it is important to assess your family’s rights under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). While this can seem daunting, the process of seeking compensation can actually be fairly straightforward (especially with the help of an experienced vaccine injury lawyer), and securing compensation could be crucial to your child’s health and your family’s financial stability. Learn more: HRSA, SIRVA, VICP? Making Sense of Your Vaccine Injury Claim.
6. Federal Government Resources for Individuals Diagnosed with Vaccine Injuries
Along with the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedules, various other free resources are available from the federal government as well. We have compiled a list of these resources here: Federal Government Resources for Individuals Diagnosed with Vaccine Injuries.
Contact National Vaccine Injury Lawyer Leah V. Durant
Our firm provides nationwide legal representation for parents of children diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses, and we have secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). To speak with vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant in confidence, please call 202-800-1711 or request a free initial consultation online today.
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