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Influenza Vaccines

What You Should Know about Flu Shot Injuries

Every year, millions of American receive a flu shot. The seasonal flu vaccine contains the three or four most common flu virus strains for that year. The influenza virus can cause mild to severe illness, including death—which is why the CDC recommends every healthy child and adult receives a flu shot each year.

However, many people do not know that seasonal flu shots can cause adverse reactions and injuries, including shoulder injuries (SIRVA), Vasovagal Syncope, allergic reactions, Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), and other injuries.

If a seasonal flu vaccine has injured you or someone you love, you may be entitled to compensation from a federal fund called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.

FLU SHOT INJURIES & ADVERSE REACTIONS

Seasonal influenza vaccines have been linked to the following serious injuries and reactions:

  • Shoulder Injuries Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA), including Bursitis, Tendonitis, Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder Syndrome), and Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Vasovagal Syncope (sudden fainting)
  • Anaphylaxis (allergic reactions)
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS)

ALL AGES AT RISK FOR FLU SHOT INJURIES

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people ages six (6) months to sixty-five (65) years or older should receive a yearly flu shot. Therefore, people of all ages are at risk for developing injuries after getting their seasonal flu vaccine.

People who should not receive a season influenza vaccine include those who have a compromised immune system, have experienced an allergic reaction after vaccination, and children younger than six (6) months old.

COMPENSATION IS AVAILABLE FOR VICTIMS OF FLU VACCINE INJURIES

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

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 flu shot vaccine injury cases. Our attorneys can represent anyone living in the United States as well.