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Monday, June 6, 2022

How Common are Vaccine-Related Injuries and Illnesses?


How common are vaccine-related injuries and illnesses? While there are several ways to answer this question, perhaps the most straightforward answer is that these injuries and illnesses are extremely rare in comparison to the number of vaccines administered in the United States each year. In this article, vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant discusses some key statistics and highlights the most-common vaccine-related injuries and illnesses based on data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).


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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Which Vaccines are Covered Under the VICP?


The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) serves as a source of financial recovery for individuals and families impacted by vaccine-related injuries and illnesses. But, not all vaccines are covered under the program. In this article, vaccine injury attorney Leah V. Durant explains which immunizations are “covered vaccines” under the VICP.

“Covered Vaccines” Listed on the VICP’s Vaccine Injury Table

“Covered vaccines” under the VICP are listed on the program’s Vaccine Injury Table.


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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Pain After Flu Shot: What Is Normal (and What Isn’t)?


Pain after a flu shot is normal. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

CDC Publishes FAQs about Getting a Flu Shot During the COVID-19 Pandemic


With the 2021-2022 flu season in full swing, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are encouraging the vast majority of Americans to get a flu shot. The CDC recommends the flu shot for most people, with the


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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Guillain-Barre Syndrome in Children


Children can face various health risks, from diseases such as the flu and chickenpox to physical injuries such as scrapes, bruises and broken bones. We rely on vaccines and health care providers to help protect our children, and we don’t expect getting our children vaccinated or taking our children to the doctor to result in even more harm.

Unfortunately, sometimes the unexpected happens. For example, one risk associated with getting vaccinated against the flu – for children and adults – is the risk of contracting Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). While cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome linked to the flu shot are rare, the link is strong enough for GBS to be listed as an


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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Filing a Vaccine Injury Claim for Adhesive Capsulitis (“Frozen Shoulder”)


Adhesive capsulitis (also known as “frozen shoulder”) is an inflammatory condition that can result from errors during immunizations. It is a form of shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (or “SIRVA”), and it is covered under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. If you have been diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis following a vaccination, you may have a vaccine injury claim, and you should consult with a vaccine attorney promptly.


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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Where Can I Get a Flu Shot?


If you are like many people, one of the items on your holiday season to-do list is to get your annual flu shot. Flu activity peaks between December and February, and the U.


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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Seeking Compensation for an HPV Vaccine Injury


The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is one of the many vaccines that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend for routine administration to children and adults. While the HPV vaccine is generally safe for most people, it carries certain risks, and these risks lead to serious consequences for a very small percentage of


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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Side Effects or Symptoms? Know When to Seek Treatment for a Vaccine Injury


All vaccines recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have the potential to cause side effects for some recipients. But, these vaccines can also cause potentially serious injuries. As a result, vaccine recipients and parents must know the differences between side effects and symptoms, as many vaccine-related injuries require prompt medical treatment to prevent unnecessary complications.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

With Flu Numbers at Record Lows, the CDC Still Recommends Vaccination


With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing people throughout the United States and worldwide to stay home and maintain social distancing, flu cases are at record lows this season. According to CBS News, “High vaccine rates, in combination with face masks, social distancing, school closures, stay-at-home orders and a lack of international travel, have led to a record low number of flu cases.”

But, while this is perhaps a silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.


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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

2020 Year in Review: VICP Updates and Trends in Vaccine Injury Claims


As we close the books on 2020 and look ahead to the New Year, it is worth taking a look back at what we learned during the year that we leave behind. Each year, we publish numerous articles on our blog about vaccine safety, vaccine injuries and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), and 2020 was no exception. Here is a look back at some of the top articles published by national vaccine lawyer Leah V.


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