The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) provides compensation to individuals and families who are coping with the effects of vaccine-related illnesses and injuries. The VICP covers many different types of illnesses and injuries, and it also covers many different… Read More ›
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Releases Updated Recommendations for Vaccination Against Hepatitis A
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released updated recommendations for when children should receive the hepatitis A vaccine. The new recommendations appear in the July 2020 edition of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)… Read More ›
What are Ordinary Side Effects of the Flu Shot?
All vaccines have side effects. In most cases, these side effects are mild (at worst), and most people experience them for no more than 24 to 48 hours. However, all vaccines have risks as well; and, when getting vaccinated, it… Read More ›
What are the Brand Names of CDC-Recommended Vaccines?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend multiple vaccines for children and adults, with its standard vaccination schedules beginning at six months of age. Keeping track of the CDC’s vaccine recommendations can be a challenge, particularly since… Read More ›
2019 Year in Review: What Did We Learn about Vaccine Injuries and the VICP?
As we do every year, we covered a lot of ground on our Vaccine Blog in 2019. Here is a look back at seven of our top articles from last year: 7 of Our Top Articles on Vaccine Injuries and… Read More ›
CDC Publishes New Free Resources that Teach Vaccine Safety
Vaccine safety is important. Each year, U.S. health care providers administer hundreds of millions of vaccinations, and each one of these vaccinations has the potential to cause an injury if it is not administered appropriately. While the number of vaccine… Read More ›
What Do Parents and Students Need to Know about the Hepatitis A Outbreak?
Since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began tracking the national hepatitis A outbreak in 2016, nearly 30,000 cases have been reported across the United States. As the outbreak continues to spread – primarily through person-to-person contact… Read More ›
CDC Launches “How Vaccines Work” Video Series for Parents and Children
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced the launch of a video series entitled “How Vaccines Work” that is intended to help parents and their children better understand the benefits vaccination offers and what they can expect… Read More ›
What are the Current Childhood Vaccination Rates in the U.S.?
Vaccination is one of the best ways to protect children against the flu and several other potentially-dangerous communicable diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend vaccination against Hepatitis B at birth, and vaccination against 13 other diseases… Read More ›
Flu Season Isn’t Over. Should You Get Vaccinated?
With several months left to go in this year’s flu season, it is not too late to get a flu shot. If you have put off getting vaccinated because you have questions about the health risks, here is what the… Read More ›