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WHO Promotes World Immunization Week 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently celebrated World Immunization Week 2022. By recognizing World Immunization Week, the WHO “aims to highlight the collective action needed and to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.” Here, vaccine injury lawyer Leah V. Durant discusses some of the highlights from the WHO’s … Continue reading

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

When Can Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) Be Linked to a Flu Shot?

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (also called “GBS” and “Guillain Barre”) is a rare autoimmune disorder that presently has no known cause and no known cure. However, there is a recognized link between Guillain Barre and the flu shot. Guillain Barre is an “on table” injury for the flu shot under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), … 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

Should I Get a Flu Shot if I’ve Had an Adverse Reaction in the Past?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that most people get a flu shot each year. For the 2020-2021 flu season, the CDC says that, “[g]etting a flu vaccine is more important than ever.” But, what if you have had an adverse reaction to the flu shot in the past? Should you … Continue reading

FDA Approves New Meningococcal Vaccine, MenQuadfi, Manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new meningococcal vaccine for use in the United States. The new vaccine, MenQuadfi, is manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. MenQuadfi joins five other meningococcal vaccines that are currently approved for use in the U.S.: Menveo, Menactra, BEXSERO, TRUMENBA and Menomune-A/C/Y/W-135. It is indicated … 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

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

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

CDC Launches Interactive Vaccine Guide for Families with Children

As a parent, it can be difficult to keep up with your children’s vaccinations. This is especially true if you switch doctors or go to a local clinic or pharmacy for immunizations. Recollections of doctor’s visits fade as the years go by; and, while your children’s vaccinations are important, it is understandable if you do … Continue reading

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