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Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)

Pneumococcal Vaccines Can (and Do) Cause Serious Injuries and Reactions

The Pneumococcal vaccine immunizes against the bacteria that cause pneumococcal disease, otherwise known as pneumonia. For this reason, the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is sometimes called the pneumonia shot. There are two types of pneumococcal vaccines: conjugate and polysaccharide. The conjugate vaccine protects 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria, while the polysaccharide vaccine protects against 23 different types.

Despite its known benefits, pneumonia vaccines can and do cause adverse reactions and side effects, including shoulder injuries (SIRVA), Vasovagal Syncope, and more.

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

INJURIES AND REACTIONS LINKED TO VACCINES FOR PNEUMONIA

Pneumonia vaccines, such as PCV13 or PPSV23, have been frequently connected with the following adverse side effects, 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)

PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE INJURIES CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE

The CDC recommends the pneumococcal vaccine to people of all ages that meet certain criteria. Most people are vaccinated before age two, however. According to the CDC’s Childhood Vaccination Schedule, children should receive four doses of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine between 2 months and 15 months old. Children who do not complete the four doses must get one dose of the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine between ages two (2) and four (4).

Adults age 65 or older are also given the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. The CDC encourages people between the ages of 2 and 64 with weakened immune systems to get the pneumococcal conjugate shot.

The CDC also recommends the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine for all adults 65 years or older, people ages 2 through 64 years old with certain medical conditions, and adults ages 19 through 64 years old who smoke cigarettes.

COMPENSATION IS AVAILABLE FOR PNEUMONIA SHOT REACTIONS

If you or a loved one has suffered from a pneumococcal 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 pneumococcal vaccine injury cases. Additionally, the attorneys at Shannon Law Group, P.C. can represent you in the U.S. Federal Court of Claims as long as you live in the United States.