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Guillain-Barre Syndrome (Flu GBS)

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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

Pain Following Vaccination? Why Waiting to Seek Treatment Is Never the Answer

Individuals who experience pain following vaccination may be tempted to try to wait out the pain, rather than seeking early treatment by their doctor.  In fact, while vaccine-related injuries are relatively rare in comparison to the number of vaccinations administered in the United States, hundreds – if not thousands – of people suffer from vaccine … Continue reading

October Was Vaccine Injury Awareness Month, but It’s Not Too Late to Take Action

With the new school year in full swing and the holiday season right around the corner, October tends to be a busy month for vaccinations. In order to help raise awareness of the risks associated with flu shots and other vaccines during this busy time of year, October has been designated as Vaccine Injury Awareness … 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

Compensation for Flu Vaccine Injuries

Approximately 150 million people get vaccinated for the flu every year. For the most part these people carry on with their lives and experience the benefits of immunity to whatever strain of flu is most prevalent that season. Others, unfortunately, find themselves suffering from an unexpected flu vaccine injury. When this happens, you may not … 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

Common Questions Surrounding the Safety of Vaccines

When it comes to vaccines, many people question whether vaccination is right for them and their families. The founding principle of scientific research is the asking and answering of questions.  When it comes to vaccines, knowing the science behind their effectiveness is key.  According to the scientific evidence supporting vaccinations, vaccines are safe and effective … 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

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

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