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Polio Vaccine

Common Polio Vaccine Injuries & Reactions You Should Know

Thanks to widespread vaccination since 1994, parents no longer have to worry about their children becoming paralyzed from polio. However, the Polio vaccine can cause adverse reactions and injuries. The most common reactions include shoulder injuries (SIRVA), Paralytic Polio, Vasovagal Syncope, allergic reactions, and other injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a Polio vaccine, you may be eligible for compensation from a federal fund called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.

INJURIES AND REACTIONS LINKED TO POLIO VACCINES

The Polio vaccine (OPV or IPV) 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
  • Paralytic Polio
  • Vasovagal Syncope (sudden fainting)
  • Anaphylaxis (allergic reactions)
  • Vaccine-strain Polio viral infection

CHILDREN UNDER AGE 6 ARE MOST AT RISK

Children under the age of six (6) are the overwhelming majority of people who are vaccinated for polio. This is due the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations. According to the Childhood Vaccination Schedule, children typically receive four doses of the Polio vaccine between the ages of two months and six years old. After the last dose, the immunity lasts a lifetime.

COMPENSATION IS AVAILABLE FOR POLIO VACCINE INJURIES

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

If you’re experiencing severe adverse reactions after a Polio vaccine, please call us at 312-578-9501 to learn more. You can also contact us by filling out the contact form below. Our consultations are always free, and our representation comes at no cost to our clients when handling Polio vaccine injury cases. We can represent anyone from all 50 states as well.