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Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration or SIRVA

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Understanding the Long-Term Costs of SIRVA

For many people, shoulder pain following a vaccination is an early symptom of Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration, or “SIRVA.” Awareness of SIRVA has been growing in recent years; and, in 2017, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) added SIRVA to the Vaccine Injury Table under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program … Continue reading

Total VICP Payments Surpassed $4 Billion in Early 2019

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal government program that provides a source of financial recovery for individuals who have been diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. While all vaccine-related injuries and illnesses are eligible for compensation under the VICP, most cases involve what are known as “on-table” injuries – medical conditions … Continue reading

The Reveal: News Investigation Reveals Alarming Facts about SIRVA

“Shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration,” or “SIRVA,” are potentially-serious injuries that result from errors during immunizations. While vaccines themselves can be harmful in some circumstances (i.e. when administered to someone who is allergic to a vaccine ingredient), an examination of recent claims filed under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) revealed that about … Continue reading

FDA Approves Expanded Use of Afluria and Afluria Quadrivalent Flu Vaccines

In late 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced expanded approval of the Afluria and Afluria Quadrivalent flu vaccines. Previously approved for adults and children five years of age and older, the FDA’s expanded approval for Afluria and Afluria Quadrivalent now makes these vaccines available to children beginning at six months of age. … Continue reading

$135,000 Awarded to Prevnar Recipient Diagnosed with SIRVA

Prevnar is the name-brand pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that all children under the age of two and all adults age 65 and older receive a Prevnar immunization. Vaccination against pneumococcal disease with Prevnar is also recommended for individuals between the ages of two and 65 who have … Continue reading

Know When to Seek Help After a Painful Vaccination

You just got home from the clinic or doctor’s office, and you are in pain. You know that some amount of discomfort is normal, but you don’t remember it being this bad last time you got vaccinated. Should you seek a diagnosis? Should you wait to see if your condition worsens? Or, is it safe … Continue reading

American Academy of Pediatrics Reports Increase in Cases of SIRVA

While shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) was already among the most-common vaccine-related injury, recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reported that, “[d]ata from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System suggest SIRVA is being reported with increasing frequency.” The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a program maintained by the U.S. Centers … Continue reading

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

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