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Not Sure if You or Your Child Needs a Vaccination? There’s an App for That

As a parent, keeping up with your children’s vaccinations can be a challenge. With some vaccines requiring multiple doses in sequences, others requiring booster shots over time, and others still needing to be administered on an annual basis, making sure your family’s immunizations are up-to-date is not nearly as easy as it sounds. But many … Continue reading

Flu Shots Now Required for Children in NYC by Vaccine Attorney Leah Durant

New York City schools can now force students to get a flu shot. A new city-wide mandate requires children between six months and five years of age to obtain a flu vaccine between July 1 and December 31 each year. Passed in the final days of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, the rule applies to more … Continue reading

U.S. Faces a Severe Flu Season without an Effective Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released some bad news for folks worried about getting the flu this year. First, the agency reported that current data suggests the 2014-2015 flu season could be “severe.” Then the CDC announced that this year’s flu vaccine may not be effective against the most common flu currently … Continue reading

Vaccine Court Continues to Help Families

Last week, Massachusetts announced a $35 million increase to a proposed fund for folks injured by a contaminated steroid injection. Created by the pharmacy company New England Compounding Center, the medication resulted in a nationwide meningitis outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that the injection sickened more than 750 people in 20 … Continue reading

Vaccine Injury Program to Increase Public Outreach

Those who suffer vaccine-related injuries are eligible for financial compensation from the federal government’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. But not everyone who has been harmed by a vaccine knows about this multibillion-dollar fund. Several federal agencies are trying to change that. Starting next year, the Health Resources and Services Administration — which analyzes claims filed … Continue reading

Conference to Discuss Developments in Vaccine Injury Compensation

On November 17, our nation’s capital will play host to even more lawyers than usual. The reason is the 27th Annual U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judicial Conference. Lawyers from around the country will debate issues facing the Court, which handles monetary claims made against the U.S. government. The topics are diverse, ranging from the … Continue reading

What is Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)?

by Leah Durant SIRVA is a newly identified vaccine injury that is surfacing in vaccinated patients around the country. The damage from SIRVA centers on the shoulder or upper arm where the vaccine was administered. SIRVA is caused by the injection or administration of the vaccine itself, not from the contents of the vaccine being … Continue reading

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