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CDC Launches Interactive Vaccine Guide for Families with Children

As a parent, it can be difficult to keep up with your children’s vaccinations. This is especially true if you switch doctors or go to a local clinic or pharmacy for immunizations. Recollections of doctor’s visits fade as the years go by; and, while your children’s vaccinations are important, it is understandable if you do … Continue reading

What is a Live-Attenuated Vaccine? Is it Safe?

What are live-attenuated vaccines? Are they safe for children and adults? Is there a risk that you could get a disease as the result of an immunization with a live-attenuated vaccine? These are all common questions; and, if you are wondering about the safety risks associated with vaccinations, it is good that you are doing … Continue reading

“Historic” Flu Season Continues – Should You Get Vaccinated?

As the 2017-2018 flu season drags on, a record number of people are seeking treatment for the flu and related medical conditions. According to Bloomberg.com: “A historically bad flu season has sent Americans to the doctor in droves . . . . Hospitalization rates for flu have reached record levels, according to the Centers for … Continue reading

Taking Advantage of the Holiday Break to Get Your Family Vaccinated? Here’s What You Need to Know about Vaccine Injuries

If you are taking advantage of the holiday break to get your family vaccinated, it is important to familiarize yourself with the symptoms of the most common vaccine-related illnesses and injuries. Unfortunately, while all CDC-recommended vaccines are generally considered safe, getting vaccinated still carries the risk for certain medical conditions related to vaccine ingredients and … Continue reading

Not Sure if You or Your Child Needs a Vaccination? There’s an App for That

As a parent, keeping up with your children’s vaccinations can be a challenge. With some vaccines requiring multiple doses in sequences, others requiring booster shots over time, and others still needing to be administered on an annual basis, making sure your family’s immunizations are up-to-date is not nearly as easy as it sounds. But many … Continue reading

CDC and AAP Release Pediatric Vaccine Recommendations for 2017

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released updated recommendations for childhood vaccinations. The new recommendations are effective for 2017; and, while they are largely similar to 2016’s recommendations, there are a few noteworthy changes. Important Changes to the Recommended Childhood Vaccines 1. Children Should Not … Continue reading

Do Vaccines Work? CDC Says Evidence is Conclusive

Although safe and effective for a majority of people, as with any medical treatment vaccines can be accompanied by a number of potential risks.  Ranging from short-term soreness and limited range of motion to more serious neurological effects, vaccine-related injuries and illnesses have varying levels of severity, with many requiring prompt medical treatment in order … Continue reading

Steps to Avoiding Shoulder Injuries Due to Vaccine

Vaccine-related shoulder injuries are avoidable. Since these injuries result from errors that occur during the administration of a vaccine, this means that (i) all vaccine recipients are equally at risk, and (ii) it is possible to avoid these injuries by following the appropriate protocols. For medical professionals who administer vaccines, it is critical to know … Continue reading

What Vaccines are Available for the Flu? Are There Any Risks?

Vaccine Lawyer Leah Durant explains the common side effects and injuries associated with annual flu vaccines. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of all children age six months to 17 years have been vaccinated for the flu in the past 12 months. The rate of vaccination drops to less than … Continue reading

Recognizing HPV Vaccine Side Effects

HPV vaccine lawyer Leah Durant takes a look at common side effects and risk factors associated with Cervarix, Gardasil and Gardasil 9.   Recognizing HPV Vaccine Side Effects  Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a type of infection that causes warts in both men and women, and for women is also the primary cause of cervical cancer. … Continue reading

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