Rotavirus Vaccines Linked to Serious Injuries and Reactions
While it is safe for most infants, the Rotavirus vaccine has been known to cause several reactions and side effects, including intussusception, allergic reactions, and other injuries. The CDC recommends that infants receive between two and three oral doses of the Rotavirus vaccine before they turn 8 months old. This vaccination offers protection from a Rotavirus infection, which can cause severe vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. There are two Rotavirus vaccines licensed for infants: RotaTeq and Rotarix.
If your child or someone you love has been injured by a Rotavirus vaccine, you may qualify for compensation from a federal fund known as the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.
INJURIES AND REACTIONS CAUSED BY ROTAVIRUS VACCINES
Rotavirus vaccines have been frequently connected with the following adverse side effects, injuries, and reactions:
- Intussusception (a medical term for the obstruction of the intestine)
- Anaphylaxis (allergic reactions)
INFANTS AT A GREATER RISK OF ROTAVIRUS VACCINE REACTIONS
According to the CDC’s Childhood Vaccination Schedule, infants under should receive two to three doses of a rotavirus vaccine between 2 and 8 months old. The RotaTeq (RV5) vaccine is given orally in three doses at ages 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months. Alternatively, the RotaTeq vaccine is administered orally at ages 2 months and 4 months. Therefore, those who suffer from rotavirus shot reactions begin showing symptoms throughout infancy, because they are given these vaccines early in their life.
COMPENSATION IS AVAILABLE FOR ROTAVIRUS SHOT REACTIONS
If your child or a loved one has suffered from a Rotavirus 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 Rotavirus vaccine injury cases. Additionally, the attorneys at Shannon Law Group, P.C. can represent you as long as you live in the U.S.