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Meningitis Vaccine Injuries: What You Don’t Know

Otherwise known as the Meningococcal vaccine, the Meningitis vaccine has been linked to serious adverse side effects. The Meningitis vaccine provides protection to a serious bacterial illness known as Meningococcal disease. Without proper treatment, Meningococcal disease can turn deadly within a few days. Despite its benefits, the Meningitis vaccine sometimes causes adverse reactions, including shoulder injuries (SIRVA), Vasovagal Syncope, allergic reactions, and other injuries.

If a Meningitis vaccine has injured you or someone you love, you may be eligible for compensation from a federal fund called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.

MENINGITIS VACCINE INJURIES & ADVERSE REACTIONS

The Meningitis vaccine has been known to cause the following adverse side effects and injuries:

  • 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)

TEENAGERS AND YOUNG ADULTS MOST AT RISK

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that children receive the first dose of the Meningitis vaccine at age 11. The second dose should be administered at age 16. College students living in dorms are also encouraged get an additional booster, because Meningitis spreads easily in close quarters.

After receiving a Meningitis vaccine, teenagers and young adults should be monitored for adverse reactions. If you suspect someone is experiencing a reaction, seek medical treatment immediately.

COMPENSATION IS AVAILABLE FOR VICTIMS OF FLU VACCINE INJURIES

If you or a loved one has suffered from a Meningitis vaccine injury in the last three (3) years, you may be entitled to 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.