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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

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Vaccine Resources for Parents

Vaccine Resources for Parents The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend several vaccinations for children from birth through age 18. If you are a parent and you have questions about vaccines, these resources may help you find what you are looking for: 1. What is the Recommended Vaccine Schedule for 2019? Whether you … Continue reading

What Types of Compensation are Available Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides a source of financial recovery for individuals diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses, and it serves as a substitute to filing a traditional lawsuit against a medical provider or pharmaceutical company. Under the VICP, successful claimants can recover three types of financial compensation: (i) medical and rehabilitation … 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

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

CDC and AAP Release Pediatric Vaccine Recommendations for 2017

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released updated recommendations for childhood vaccinations. The new recommendations are effective for 2017; and, while they are largely similar to 2016’s recommendations, there are a few noteworthy changes. Important Changes to the Recommended Childhood Vaccines 1. Children Should Not … Continue reading

Pain Following Vaccination? Why Waiting to Seek Treatment Is Never the Answer

Individuals who experience pain following vaccination may be tempted to try to wait out the pain, rather than seeking early treatment by their doctor.  In fact, while vaccine-related injuries are relatively rare in comparison to the number of vaccinations administered in the United States, hundreds – if not thousands – of people suffer from vaccine … Continue reading

Hurt By A Vaccine? How to File a Claim and Receive Compensation For Vaccine Injuries

For individuals who suffer injuries that are caused directly by vaccines or by errors during the vaccine administration process, there is a special government program that provides compensation without the need to file a traditional tort-based lawsuit against your doctor or the pharmaceutical company. This program is known as the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program … Continue reading

What Vaccines are Available for MMR? What Are the Risks Involved?

A Closer Look at the MMR Vaccination and Its Potential Risks Measles, mumps and rubella (known collectively as “MMR”) are viruses that each have different symptoms and potentially-serious long-term effects. As a result of widespread vaccination, reported instances of these diseases are relatively low. Still, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that … Continue reading

October Was Vaccine Injury Awareness Month, but It’s Not Too Late to Take Action

With the new school year in full swing and the holiday season right around the corner, October tends to be a busy month for vaccinations. In order to help raise awareness of the risks associated with flu shots and other vaccines during this busy time of year, October has been designated as Vaccine Injury Awareness … Continue reading

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