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Signs of Flu Shot Injuries in Children

It’s back-to-school season, and that means many parents are taking their children for their annual flu shots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend vaccination against influenza for most children—with only very limited exceptions for those who are at high risk for severe adverse reactions. Unfortunately, while extremely rare, flu shot injuries do … Continue reading

CDC Releases FAQs for 2021-2022 Flu Season

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021-2022 flu season. From getting the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time to dealing with pain after a flu shot, here are some highlights of what the CDC wants the public to know: … Continue reading

Can The Flu Shot Cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?

Despite being generally safe for most people, the annual flu shot carries certain risks. This includes the risk of being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (also known as “Guillain Barre” or “GBS”). Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a potentially serious medical condition with several different variants. For individuals diagnosed with Guillain Barre after a flu shot, their prognosis … Continue reading

Should I Get a Flu Shot if I’ve Had an Adverse Reaction in the Past?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that most people get a flu shot each year. For the 2020-2021 flu season, the CDC says that, “[g]etting a flu vaccine is more important than ever.” But, what if you have had an adverse reaction to the flu shot in the past? Should you … Continue reading

HHS and CDC Promote 2020-2021 Flu Vaccine with “Boo the Flu” and #SleeveUp Campaigns

Flu season runs from October through May. In order to help prevent the flu from spreading, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourage everyone to get the flu shot (or consult with their doctor if they have concerns). This year, HHS and … Continue reading

The 2020-2021 Flu Vaccine: Resources from the CDC and FDA

Flu season is here, and before we know it we will be in the midst of the December-to-February peak. While the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is forcing many parents to stay home from work and many children to stay home from school this fall, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are still … Continue reading

Should You Still Get a Flu Shot During the COVID-19 Crisis?

Among the many concerns raised by the COVID-19 crisis, one question many people have is whether they should still get their annual flu shot. The 2020-2021 flu season is here, and this is the time of year when many individuals and families visit their doctors, pharmacies and health departments to get vaccinated. So, should you … Continue reading

7 Key Facts about the Annual Flu Shot

The 2020-2021 flu season is approaching, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently released their recommendations for the formulations of the annual flu shot heading into next year. Here, vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant answers some frequently-asked questions about flu season, the annual flu shot and the potential risks associated … Continue reading

Is it Possible to Get Sick from the Flu Shot?

If you have heard of people getting sick shortly after getting the flu shot, you are not alone. It is a common misconception that the flu shot can cause influenza – so common, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found it necessary to dispel the rumor on its website: … Continue reading

New Study Confirms Flu Shot More Effective Than Prior Nasal Spray Vaccine

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) re-approved use of the nasal spray flu vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a recommendation that the nasal spray vaccine only be used as a “last resort” due to its low rate of effectiveness in prior years. Now, a … Continue reading

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