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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

What is the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)?

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal government initiative established in 1988 that provides a source of monetary recovery for individuals and families who have experienced vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. While the vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for adults and children are generally considered safe, injuries … Continue reading

What are Ordinary Side Effects of DTaP, Tdap, DT and Td?

The DTaP, Tdap, DT and Td vaccines provide protection against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis in various formulations. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend vaccination against all three of these diseases beginning at six weeks of age, with the DTaP, Tdap, DT and Td vaccines being specifically recommended for different patient populations. … Continue reading

CDC Offers New Resources to Help Health Care Providers with Vaccinations

For individuals who get vaccinated, one of the greatest risks is not the risk of an adverse reaction to the vaccine itself, but rather the risk of an injury resulting from an error during the vaccination process. Awareness of shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) has grown significantly in recent years, and in 2018 … Continue reading

Reducing the Risk of SIRVA (and Its Long-Term Complications)

With a recent report concluding that vaccination errors account for more than half of all vaccine-related injuries, it is important for individuals who are getting vaccinated to be aware of the steps they (and their healthcare providers) can take to reduce the risk of shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA). Understanding Shoulder Injuries Related … Continue reading

Vaccine Injury FAQs: Questions and Answers for Vaccine Recipients

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a vaccine-related injury or illness, gathering information about your situation can help you start to feel more comfortable and make smart decisions about seeking medical care and protecting your family’s legal rights. These answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs) are a good place to start: FAQs: … 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

CDC and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Kick Off 2018–2019 Flu Vaccination Campaign

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) encourage flu vaccination for everyone six months of age and older unless otherwise advised by their doctors. Although the flu shot’s overall effectiveness varies from year to year, the CDC states that getting immunized is the best way for … Continue reading

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