Each year, we publish numerous articles on our Vaccine Blog discussing topics related to vaccine safety, vaccine injuries and vaccine injury claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). As we head into 2023, here is a look back… Read More ›
Which Vaccines Can Cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)?
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) is a rare autoimmune disorder that currently has no known cure. Medical researchers are also still unclear on Guillain-Barre Syndrome’s precise cause, although GBS has been linked to certain vaccinations (among other risk factors). These vaccines are… 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 ›
Vaccine Injury Claim Statistics: 2020 VICP Year-End Data
In 2020, we saw the first significant drop in vaccine injury claims since 2011. This was almost certainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused many people to put off medical care that they deemed non-essential—including getting vaccinated in many… 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 Percentage of Vaccine Injury Claims Involve Injuries to Children?
As a parent, all you want is to keep your children safe. As a result, you take your children to their pediatrician’s office on an annual basis, and you get your children vaccinated according to the U.S. Centers for Disease… Read More ›
Pre-Existing Health Conditions and Vaccines: What Do You Need to Know?
While the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends most vaccines for most people, there are certain exceptions for people with pre-existing health conditions. However, having certain pre-existing health conditions can also make it especially important to get… 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 ›