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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

Government Awards New Contract to Analyze Side Effects from Vaccines

The federal government recently took steps to ensure the continued monitoring of vaccine side effects. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have awarded an $18 million contract to SRA International Inc. — an information technology consulting firm — to support the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. VAERS is … Continue reading

New Meningitis B Vaccine Carries Familiar Side Effects

Parents with kids in college now have one more thing to worry about: meningitis. In September of this year, a Georgetown University student died from serogroup B Meningococcal disease — better known as meningitis B. Last month, health officials confirmed that a San Diego State University freshman was killed by the same strain. Outbreaks at … Continue reading

Medical Community Gathers in Orlando to Discuss Guillain-Barré Syndrome and other Autoimmune Diseases

Recently, doctors, patients, and physicians from around the world gathered in Orlando, Florida, to share knowledge about two debilitating diseases — Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). GBS and CIPD are very rare autoimmune diseases. In ever rarer cases GBS may result following a vaccination. GBS is an autoimmune disease, wherein the … 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

Who Wants the Flu? Apparently Half the U.S.

Autumn is here, and with it cold and flu season. Millions of Americans will soon seek out a flu shot to minimize their risk of contracting the disease, whether at the behest of their doctor, their friends, or their family. Even though the flu vaccine is largely effective, many people forgo the shot. A recent … Continue reading

Flu Shots and Potential Adverse Reactions

by Leah Durant Individuals have been known to experience adverse reactions from their annual flu vaccines. One of the most common of these reactions is Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS, but other types of adverse reactions can occur. GBS is a severe paralytic illness. Because it is administered annually, the flu shot is one of the … Continue reading

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