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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Preventing Shoulder Pain After Vaccine Injection

“SIRVA,” or “shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration,” describes a set of injuries that are linked to errors during the vaccine injection process. These injuries are entirely unrelated to the ingredients of the vaccines being injected; instead, they result from improper administration such as inserting the needle too high on the arm or too deep into the shoulder.


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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Should You File a Claim Under the VICP?


For individuals diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries and illnesses, filing a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) can be an important step in the recovery process. The VICP provides financial compensation for claimants’ medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering; and, for many individuals, these are costs that they simply cannot endure on their own.



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Saturday, November 3, 2018

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 2 through 8, 2018

The first full week of December 2018 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, as designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, “National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination.”

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

What is the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV)?

If you have been doing research online about childhood vaccination schedules or the risks associated with childhood vaccinations, you may have come across references to the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV). The ACCV is a chartered organization comprised of physicians, attorneys and other professionals who work in the vaccine field and who collectively provide recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with regard to the operation of the
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Monday, August 20, 2018

Despite Re-Approval of Nasal Vaccine, American Academy of Pediatrics Still Recommends Flu Shot for 2018-2019 Flu Season

After advising against use of the nasal spray flu vaccine during the 2016-2017 and2017-2018 flu seasons due to lack of effectiveness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has re-approved use of the nasal spray vaccine for the 2018-2019 flu season. As stated on the CDC’s website:

“For the 2018-2019 flu season, [the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)] recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccine (IIV, RIV4, or LAIV4) with no preference expressed for any one vaccine over another.


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Monday, August 20, 2018

HRSA, SIRVA, VICP? Making Sense of Your Vaccine Injury Claim

When seeking financial compensation for a vaccine-related injury or illness, you are bound to come across a number of initials and acronyms with which you are unfamiliar. Figuring out what these abbreviations stand for – and how they are relevant to your vaccine injury claim – is one of the first steps toward understanding your legal rights.

Understanding Your Claim for Financial Compensation After a Vaccine Injury 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the federal agency responsible for establishing recommended vaccination schedules and providing the public with information about the risks associated with different types of immunizations. When looking for information about vaccine safety or the side effects associated with vaccine injuries, the CDC’s Vaccines & Immunizations site is a good place to start.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a rare but dangerous illness that has been linked to the flu shot and certain other immunizations. There are a number of acute and chronic variants of GBS, including Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP).


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Monday, August 20, 2018

Do You Need a Vaccination? Take the CDC’s Adult Vaccine Quiz

Vaccines are not just for children. In addition to the annual flu shot, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a number of immunizations for adults. This includes “catch-up” immunizations for vaccines not received during childhood, vaccinations that are specifically recommended for adults, and vaccines for travel and other specific circumstances.

Adults who are unsure whether then need to get vaccinated can take the CDC’s Adult Vaccine Quiz. Accurately completing the quiz will help you determine which vaccines you should discuss with your doctor. Other than whether you have received the chickenpox vaccine (to which you can answer, “Not sure”), you do not need any information about your medical or vaccination history in order to complete the quiz.

Take the CDC’s Adult Vaccine Quiz.

Additional Vaccine Resources for Adults

As an adult, it is important to make informed decisions about getting vaccinated. This means understanding which vaccines you need, the benefits of those vaccines, and the risks associated with particular vaccine ingredients and the vaccine administration process. For more information, we encourage you to read:


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

What are the Most-Common Vaccine Injuries?


While vaccine injuries are relatively rare overall, they are more common than most people realize. Each year, hundreds of individuals file claims with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), and these claimants represent only a small fraction of the vaccine recipients who experience pain and other symptoms as a result of their vaccinations.

From allergic reactions to spinal cord damage, vaccines have the potential to cause a variety of injuries, illnesses and other potentially-dangerous medical conditions. However, two types of conditions are particularly common: (i) shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), and (ii) Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS).

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Can the MMR Vaccine Cause Encephalitis?


The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is among the most-effective vaccines in use today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that cases of measles have dropped by 99 percent since the introduction of the MMR vaccine; and overall, the MMR vaccine is 97 percent effective for individuals who receive both of the recommended doses.


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Monday, February 12, 2018

Filing a Vaccine Injury Claim: Tips to Consider Before Hiring a Vaccine Injury Lawyer

For individuals who are experiencing pain after a vaccination, this pain is not something to be ignored. While a small amount of discomfort at the injection site is normal, severe pain that lasts more than a day or two could be a sign of a serious vaccine-related injury.

From ongoing medical treatment and recovery to missed time from work, dealing with a vaccine-related injury can be expensive. Fortunately, there is a federal government program, known as the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) that provides financial relief for individuals diagnosed with vaccine-related injuries. The VICP also covers claimants’ legal fees separately from their awards of compensation, so hiring a vaccine lawyer can come at no financial cost to you.


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Monday, February 12, 2018

Latest Statistics on Vaccine Injury Compensation Claims


Each month, the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) publishes updated statistics on vaccine injury claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The monthly National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Data Report provides up-to-date information on:

 

 

  • Number of vaccine injury claims filed, compensated and denied;
  • Types and amounts of compensation awards issued; and,
  • Types of vaccines and vaccine injuries included in claims for compensation.

 


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