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Should You Sue Your Doctor or Pharmacist for a Flu Shot Injury?

No one expects to experience serious complications from a vaccination. When you get a flu shot, at worst, you expect to experience mild pain in your shoulder and perhaps a slight fever. But, what if this is not the worst that happens? What if your symptoms progress, and what if your doctor diagnoses you with … Continue reading

Can The Flu Shot Cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?

Despite being generally safe for most people, the annual flu shot carries certain risks. This includes the risk of being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (also known as “Guillain Barre” or “GBS”). Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a potentially serious medical condition with several different variants. For individuals diagnosed with Guillain Barre after a flu shot, their prognosis … Continue reading

Flu Shot Injury Claims (2020-2021 Flu Season): What Do Parents and Other Adults Need to Know?

The annual flu shot is linked to several types of illnesses and injuries. While these illnesses and injuries are rare overall, due to the sheer number of flu shots administered in the United States, many adults and children experience flu shot-related medical conditions each year. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) receives hundreds of … Continue reading

The 2020-2021 Flu Vaccine: Resources from the CDC and FDA

Flu season is here, and before we know it we will be in the midst of the December-to-February peak. While the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is forcing many parents to stay home from work and many children to stay home from school this fall, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are still … 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

Can the Flu Shot Cause Optic Neuritis?

Optic neuritis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of the optic nerve. This inflammation can cause pain and vision loss; and, as explained by Johns Hopkins Medicine, “[l]oss of vision in optic neuritis commonly reaches its maximum effect within a few days and starts improving within 4 to 12 weeks.” While the precise cause … 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

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

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