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.
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.
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.
"Injured in the line of duty...": What is Vaccine Injury? How Often Does It Happen? Are the Vaccine-Injured Getting Justice?
We're are witnessing the most intense health debate of the 21st century, and you are going to want to have a front row seat:
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.
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?