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CDC: Three Ways to Reduce Risk of Influenza

While, for most of us, getting the flu means suffering through discomfort and missing several days from school or work, influenza presents some serious potential health risks, and each year 12,000 to 56,000 people die from complications associated with the flu. To reduce the risk of infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … 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

Is the Flu Vaccine Effective and What Are Common Side Effects of the Flu Shot?

Many people wonder whether the annual flu vaccination is effective in combatting flu. The simple answer is that effectiveness of the annual influenza vaccination depends on several factors. The most important factor in determining the vaccine’s effectiveness is how well scientists identify and match flu strains when developing a vaccine for that season. According to … Continue reading

Worried About Getting Flu? Women Shouldn’t Be

The flu — it’s a guy thing. A recent study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has found evidence that the flu vaccine is more effective in women than men. Even when women get the flu, the study suggests that they are better at fighting off the virus. This disparity between men and women … Continue reading

Flu Shots Now Required for Children in NYC by Vaccine Attorney Leah Durant

New York City schools can now force students to get a flu shot. A new city-wide mandate requires children between six months and five years of age to obtain a flu vaccine between July 1 and December 31 each year. Passed in the final days of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, the rule applies to more … Continue reading

U.S. Faces a Severe Flu Season without an Effective Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released some bad news for folks worried about getting the flu this year. First, the agency reported that current data suggests the 2014-2015 flu season could be “severe.” Then the CDC announced that this year’s flu vaccine may not be effective against the most common flu currently … Continue reading

Officials Investigate Possibility of Vaccine-Related Deaths in Italy

For the last several weeks, officials in Italy have investigated whether a routine flu vaccine caused the death of 13 people. Between November 8 and 25, thirteen Italians died within 48 hours of receiving a flu vaccine. Developed by Novartis, the vaccine in question was developed for patients with weaker immune systems or underlying conditions. … Continue reading

Pediatric Medical Journal Weighs in on the Safety of Vaccines

For parents whose children hate the sight of needles, the yearly trip to the doctor for a flu shot can be a struggle. But there’s now an easier, more effective way. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that children between 2 and 8 years of age receive the nasal spray vaccine. The spray … Continue reading

Vaccine Attorney Leah Durant Discusses Rare Side Effects of the Flu Shot and How to Obtain Compensation for Vaccine Injuries

One in five Americans will get the flu this year. That has serious consequences for the economy, which loses $87 billion annually to the flu, thanks to lost productivity and medical expenses. Many people hoping to ward off the disease are getting flu shots. The flu vaccine causes the body to create antibodies that provide … Continue reading

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