Vaccine Injuries Archives

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.

Robert Krakow To Present on Vaccine Injury Law At Autism One Conference

"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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Zostavax shingles vaccine can cause serious injuries and fatalities

Merck & Co. is facing lawsuits by several individuals who were injured as a result of the Zostavax shingles vaccine. According to FiercePharma, these injuries include vision impairment, brain injuries and paralysis. Additionally, this vaccine may have led to the wrongful death of some patients.

Young parents more likely to see risk in vaccinating their children

The majority of Americans believe that the benefits of vaccinating their children outweigh the risks. In fact, according to a recent study from Pew Research, 82 percent of adults believe that vaccines should be required, even for healthy children. Only 10 percent of adults believe that the risks outweigh the benefits.

Risk in giving a flu shot to a baby

Every parent wants to do the best for their child, and give them the care and support they need. In most cases, giving your child the flu shot to prevent an illness will result in no injuries. In some cases, a child may have a minor allergic reaction to the vaccine. In the rarest of cases, a baby can develop a serious and life-threatening injury as a result of a vaccine.

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