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2021-2022 Flu Season Statistics

Flu season is coming to an end. While the flu virus continues to spread year-round, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognize flu season as running from the beginning of October to the middle of May. In this article, we take a look at some statistics from the 2021-2022 flu season as … Continue reading

The HRSA has Released an Updated Vaccine Injury Table — What’s New?

Vaccine lawyer Leah V. Durant discusses the January 3, 2022 revision to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program’s Vaccine Injury Table.
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Can I Get the Flu Shot if I’ve had Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a potentially serious medical condition that affects the autoimmune system. While there is currently no known cure for GBS, many individuals who are diagnosed with GBS will see their symptoms subside over time, and the disorder can often be managed with appropriate care. But, since Guillain-Barre Syndrome can be related to … Continue reading

Understanding Bell’s Palsy as a Vaccine Injury

Bell’s palsy is an idiopathic condition that causes temporary paralysis or weakness on one side of the face. As the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) explains, Bell’s palsy “results from dysfunction of cranial nerve VII (facial nerve) which directs the muscles on one side of the face, including those that control eye … Continue reading

Filing a VICP Claim if You Have Lost a Loved One to a Vaccine Injury or Illness

When a family tragically loses a loved one to a vaccine-related injury or illness, filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a source of financial recovery. While no amount of money will ever truly be enough, securing financial compensation can assist with the coping process, and it can provide much-needed … Continue reading

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

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