The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its recommendations for the 2022-2023 flu vaccines. Each year, the FDA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborate to select the specific virus strains to target with… Read More ›
The CDC has Released a New Study on the Flu Shot’s Effectiveness in Children
Earlier this year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study with some noteworthy findings on the flu shot’s effectiveness in children. According to the CDC, the study found that “flu vaccination protected children against serious… Read More ›
Information for Parents about Flu Shot Injury Claims
As a parent, it can be difficult to know when pain after a flu shot is normal and when it is a sign of a potentially-serious vaccine injury. Once your child is diagnosed with a vaccine injury, it can also… Read More ›
HRSA: Nearly 75% of All Vaccine Injury Claims Involve Flu Shots
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 ›
What Should I Do if My Child is Complaining of Pain After a Flu Shot?
Getting a flu shot hurts. For children, the experience can be especially difficult; and, when the pain hits, it can seem like it will never go away. But, it does go away. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control… Read More ›
WHO Issues 2020-2021 Flu Vaccine Recommendations
Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) issues recommendations for the annual flu shot. Once the WHO issues its recommendations, national health agencies around the world then make their own decisions about which vaccines they will recommend based on local… 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 ›
When is the Best Time of Year to Get a Flu Shot?
It is officially flu season in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “In the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months. Influenza activity often begins to increase… Read More ›
It’s the Peak of Flu Season. Is it Too Late to Get Vaccinated?
It’s the peak of flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “In the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months. Influenza activity often begins to increase in October and… Read More ›
National Institutes of Health Continue Work on “Universal” Flu Vaccine
Current flu vaccines do not protect against all strains of influenza. Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), working in collaboration with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), recommend vaccines targeting the specific strains that scientists… Read More ›