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Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration or SIRVA

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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

Learn About Shoulder Pain or Injury That May Result Following the Annual Flu Vaccine

As we approach the peak of the 2016-2017 flu season, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are urging people to be vaccinated with the annual flu vaccine. Vaccination rates have been declining in recent years, and health officials are seeking to reverse this trend. Despite the 2015-2016 flu vaccination’s limited effectiveness, … 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

Top Five Symptoms of Vaccine Shoulder Injuries

As we reported earlier this year, the Vaccine Court in Washington D.C. has recently seen an increase in compensation claims involving shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (or “SIRVA”).  If you are preparing to get vaccinated or have recently received a vaccination, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of these potentially-dangerous … 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

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

More than Just a Pinch

For years, doctors have told patients that a shot feels like a “quick pinch” on the shoulder. Sometimes, though, that “pinch” can lead to serious injury. In rare situations, a vaccination can cause Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration. Known as SIRVA, this injury has been in the news lately. CBS recently reported a story … Continue reading

Visitors Leave Disneyland with Measles, not Memories

A recent trip to Disneyland has left dozens of visitors with measles rather than memories. At least 26 people who visited the theme park in Orange County, California, between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20 have contracted the disease. State officials have confirmed that the outbreak is the worst in 15 years. Already, the disease has … 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

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