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Most common types of vaccine injuries that result in a claim

Millions of doses of vaccines are distributed each year. An injury or death after receiving a vaccine is rare, but it can happen. In fact, more than 1,100 petitions were filed with that National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) in 2016. Those petitions represent a fraction of the total number of people who have suffered an injury or lost a loved one as a result of a vaccine.

VICP is a government program that allows individuals to seek compensation for vaccine injuries. Since 1988, 18,151 petitions have been filed with VICP. This has resulted in more than $3.6 billion in compensation for individuals throughout the United States who have been injured.

The flu vaccine: one of the most common injury claims

3,460 claims for influenza vaccine injuries and deaths have been filed with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) since 1988. This is more than any other type of vaccine listed in VICP. This shows that the flu vaccine is one of the most commonly reported vaccines to cause injury. It is also one of the most common vaccines, with more than one billion doses distributed from 2006 to 2015.

VICP provides compensation to individuals who suffered an injury as a result of a vaccine. For influenza vaccines, more than 2,000 of the filed claims have resulted in compensation for the victims since 1988.

Child showing symptoms after a vaccine?

As a parent, you worry about your child’s health. That is what you do. But with some symptoms, you may not be sure when you need to see a doctor. You may also not know if your doctor’s diagnosis is the right one.

How do you know if your child’s symptoms were caused by a vaccine?

Should the HPV vaccine be mandatory in New York?

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given to teenage girls to prevent a number of diseases, including cervical cancer. According the CDC, from June 2006 to March 2016 nearly 90 million doses of the vaccine were administered across the US.

Over the years, several pieces of legislation have been proposed in New York to make the HPV mandatory for teenage girls. There is legislation that would make the HPV vaccine mandatory that is currently in committee in the New York State Senate.

But is it safe? What are the risks of receiving the HPV vaccine?

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"Injured in the line of duty...": What is Vaccine Injury? How Often Does It Happen? Are the Vaccine-Injured Getting Justice?

The drafters of the 1986 Federal Vaccine Act referred to the vaccine-injured children that the law was intended to protect as "Injured in the Line of Duty."  The Vaccine Act was conceived to protect the vaccine manufacturers from liability so they would continue producing the vaccines necessary in the fight against infectious disease. It was understood that in public health's war against disease some children would inevitably suffer as collateral damage of the vaccines themselves. At the core of the Vaccine Act is the understanding that vaccines can and do cause injury. Our nation's vaccine policy incorporates this idea and affirms the truth that vaccines can harm. How this happens, and how often, is poorly understood.

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What to do if your shoulder pain won't stop after a vaccine

Pain in your arm after a vaccine is normal, but not if it continues. If your pain lasts for days or even weeks, it could be a sign of an injury.

This type of injury is known as "shoulder injury related to vaccine administration" or SIRVA. It is a common injury for people who receive vaccines. If you think that you have this type of vaccine injury, there are steps you should take for your health and to protect your legal rights.

What you can do after a vaccine injury

With the recent injuries caused by the shingles vaccine Zostavax, more individuals are becoming aware of the risk of vaccine injuries. But if you are injured by a vaccine, what steps can you take? Who can you hold accountable for your injuries, your medical bills and the time you need to take off work?

Is your injury covered by VICP?

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides compensation for individuals who are injured when receiving certain vaccines. VICP maintains a list of common injuries caused by vaccines, and if your vaccine and injury are covered, you can receive compensation through this government program.


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