The Risk of Immune Disorders from Vaccines

If you are considering getting yourself or your child vaccinated against the flu, Hepatitis, or any of the other common conditions for which vaccines are now readily available, you may have questions about potential side effects or adverse vaccine reactions.  While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that vaccines are generally safe – and that the risks of vaccination are much lower than the risks of choosing not to immunize – many common vaccines are widely-known to have associations with certain rare but dangerous medical conditions.

These medical conditions include various types of immune disorders. While scientists continue to debate the exact cause of the onset of these conditions, many medical experts believe that they can be vaccine-related.  Before being vaccinated, it is advisable for patients to speak with their physicians about potential risks or side effects that may occur.

An immune disorder is a type of disease that attacks the body’s immune system, causing either abnormally-low (immune deficiency) or heightened (autoimmune) activity. Immune deficiency diseases make it harder for the body to fight off infections. In the case of an autoimmune disease, the immune system’s hyperactivity causes it to damage healthy tissue throughout the body.

Immune Disorders Possibly Linked to Vaccinations

There are numerous immune disorders, many of which have been linked to vaccinations. These include:

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Chronic arthritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Connective Tissue Disorder
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Lupus
  • Neuromyelitis Optica

Vaccines Believed to be Linked to Immune Disorders

Scientists have established possible links between immune deficiency and autoimmune disorders and a number of different vaccines. Vaccines that may cause immune disorders include, but are not limited to:

  • Annual flu shots
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccines
  • Tetanus shots, including Tdap and DtaP

What to Do if You Believe You Were Effected by a Vaccine

If you or your child began experiencing symptoms of an immune deficiency or autoimmune disorder after receiving a vaccination, you may be entitled to financial compensation under the federal government’s National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP provides individuals who suffer vaccine-related medical conditions the opportunity to obtain no-cost, no-fault compensation without the burden of filing a traditional lawsuit against a hospital, doctor, or pharmaceutical company.

At the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, we provide nationwide legal representation for vaccine claims for immune disorders and other serious vaccine related illnesses.  If you would like more information about how to protect your rights, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation with our experienced vaccine lawyer.

Leah V. Durant: A Vaccine Injury Lawyer Representing Individuals Nationwide

To schedule a free consultation with vaccine injury lawyer Leah Durant, contact the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC.  If you or a loved one has suffered a vaccine-related immune disorder, compensation may be available at no financial cost to you.  Call (202) 800-1711 or submit an online inquiry to learn whether compensation is available for you.

Learn about common vaccines and potential adverse effects in our Vaccine Health and Safety Manual.

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