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Chickenpox Vaccine Injuries and Reactions You Should Know

Commonly known as chickenpox, varicella is an extremely contagious viral disease. For most people, the varicella zoster virus causes an itchy rash for about a week, and typically goes away on its own. However, the chickenpox virus can be deadly for children younger than 12 months old, teenagers, adults, pregnant women, and those with compromised immune systems. To prevent the virus from spreading, children are vaccinated between 12 and 15 months old.

While safe for most, the chickenpox vaccine can cause adverse reactions and injuries in people of all ages. Common reactions include shoulder injuries (SIRVA), Disseminated Varicella Vaccine-strain Viral Disease, Vasovagal Syncope, allergic reactions, Varicella Vaccine-strain Viral Reactivation, and other injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a chickenpox vaccine, you may qualify for compensation from a federal fund known as the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.

INJURIES AND REACTIONS CAUSED BY VARICELLA VACCINES

The chickenpox (varicella) vaccine has been frequently connected with the following adverse side effects:

  • Shoulder Injuries Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA), including Bursitis, Tendonitis, Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder Syndrome), and Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Disseminated Varicella Vaccine-strain Viral Disease
  • Vasovagal Syncope (sudden fainting)
  • Anaphylaxis (allergic reactions)
  • Varicella Vaccine-strain Viral Reactivation

CHILDREN AT A GREATER RISK OF CHICKENPOX VACCINE INJURIES

Although anyone can get a chickenpox shot, children are the overwhelming majority of people who receive these vaccinations. According to the Childhood Vaccination Schedule, children typically receive two doses of the varicella vaccine before age seven.

The first dose is given between 12 and 15 months old, while the second dose is administered between four and six years old. If a child is older than 13, never had the chickenpox, and was never vaccinated, they will receive two doses of the varicella vaccine at least 28 days apart.

COMPENSATION IS AVAILABLE FOR CHICKENPOX VACCINE REACTIONS

If you or a loved one has suffered from a chickenpox vaccine injury in the last three (3) years, you may be entitled to compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

If you would like to learn more, please call us at 312-578-9501. You can also contact us by filling out the form below. Our consultations are always free, and our representation comes at no cost to our clients when handling chickenpox vaccine injury cases. The attorneys at Shannon Law Group, P.C. can represent any living in the United States as well.