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Monday, June 1, 2020

When Does the CDC Consider a Vaccine “Safe”?


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers all approved vaccines to be generally safe for most people. In fact, on its website, the CDC simply states, “Vaccines are safe and effective.” However, all vaccines have known side effects, and getting vaccinated can lead to serious medical issues in some cases.


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Can a Vaccine Cause Chronic Arthritis?


There are several different types of illnesses and injuries that have been linked to vaccinations. Some of these, such as encephalopathy, are linked to specific vaccines (DTP, DTaP, MMR and MMRV), while others, such as shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), are risks for all vaccine recipients.

Chronic arthritis falls into the first category. Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), chronic arthritis is listed as an<a href="https://vaccinelaw.com/lawyer/2018/02/12/Filing-a-Claim/Filing-a-Vaccine-Injury-Claim-Tips-to-Consider-Before-Hiring-a-Vaccine-Injury-Lawyer_bl33238.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

5 Fast Facts About GBS and the Flu Vaccine


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the annual flu shot for most people. According to the CDC’s data, the flu shot prevents millions of recipients from getting influenza each year, and tens of thousands of people avoid influenza-associated hospitalizations as a result of getting vaccinated.


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Monday, March 16, 2020

New CDC Video Series Answers Common Questions about the HPV Vaccine


The human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommended vaccines. The CDC


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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Overall VICP Claim Statistics: 2019 Final Data


The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) publishes monthly updates on vaccine injury claims under the National Vaccine Injury Program (VICP). On January 1, 2020, it published year-end data for 2019.

The


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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Flu Shot Safety - How to Prevent Injuries This Season


Getting the flu shot is important. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend it for most people, and scientific research has shown that the flu shot protects millions of Americans against influenza each year.

However, getting the flu shot can also result in adverse reaction.


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

PBS News Hour: 4 Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season


While getting the flu shot can help reduce your risk of getting sick, it does not guarantee protection against influenza. Over the past decade, the flu shot’s overall vaccine effectiveness (VE) rating has ranged from 19 to 60 percent, and each year millions of Americans still choose not to get vaccinated.


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Monday, February 3, 2020

What are the Risks of Getting a Flu Shot Too High on the Arm?


There are right and wrong ways to administer vaccines. Although giving someone a flu shot may seem like a fairly straightforward process, mistakes during immunizations are common, and these mistakes often lead to a class of injuries known as Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA). One of the most-common mistakes that can lead to SIRVA is inserting the needle too high on the patient’s arm.

What is the Proper Location for Administering a Flu Shot?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides guidelines for proper administration in a book titled, Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, also known as the “Pink Book.” The Pink Book


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Friday, January 17, 2020

7 Key Facts about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program


For individuals diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses, securing financial compensation often involves filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, here are seven key facts for you to know:

1. The NVICP is a Federal Government Program Created Specifically to Compensate Individuals Diagnosed with Vaccine Injuries

Congress established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) in 1988 for the sole purpose of providing a source of financial compensation for individuals diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. The NVICP is funded by a tax on vaccines, and it offers a time and cost-efficient alternative to filing a traditional lawsuit against a healthcare provider or pharmaceutical company.


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Monday, January 6, 2020

HRSA Considering Adding Newly-Recommended Vaccines for Pregnant Women to Vaccine Injury Table


Every so often, the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) makes changes to the Vaccine Injury Table. The HRSA has made a couple of major changes in recent years, adding Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) resulting from flu shots and shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) resulting from most of the “on-table” vaccines.

Recently, the HRSA announced that it is preparing to adopt another significant revision.


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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

How Can I Recover Financial Compensation for SIRVA?


You got vaccinated, and now your shoulder hurts. Is your pain normal? Or, could it be a sign of a potentially-serious shoulder injury? Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) is among the most-common negative side effects of vaccinations, and can lead to enormous medical bills, loss of income, and chronic pain and suffering.

If you have been diagnosed with a form of SIRVA, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal government program that exists exclusively to help individuals who have been diagnosed with vaccine-related illnesses and injuries. Under the VICP, individuals diagnosed with SIRVA can recover financial compensation for their financial and non-financial losses; and, in many cases, proof of the cause of the injury is not required.


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