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Vaccine

With the start of the 2017-2018 flu season this past week, many people are depending on home remedies and over the counter medications to help stave off the virus. Some elevate their basic hygiene (washing hands, keeping surfaces clean), and some increase their fluid intake or manage their sleep and rest schedules with a more watchful eye. Here you can see our new blog post on this year’s flu season, which covers everything from symptoms to complications to differents types of treatments.

For those that would rather not depend on home remedies or medicine from a pharmacy to prevent influenza, the flu vaccine is a very common option. While the flu vaccine has shown to be very effective in many cases, there are some instances in which it can cause bodily harm, ranging from slight discomfort at the injection site to severe damaging of the nervous system.

 

Injuries from the Flu Vaccine

Currently, an increasing amount of people rely on the flu vaccine to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy and virus free during the flu season. The flu vaccine has proven to be a relatively safe option in the prevention of the virus, but since new versions must be developed each year due to the vast amounts of flu strains that exist, adverse reactions (injuries) can and do occur.

Minor flu vaccine reactions can include soreness at the injection site, low-grade fever, muscle aches, and other symptoms similar to symptoms of the flu. However, more severe flu vaccine injuries can occur, such as:

 

What To Do If You Suffer A Flu Vaccine Injury

If you or a loved one does happen to suffer any injury as a result of receiving the flu vaccine this season, you should:

  1. Call your doctor ASAP; some vaccine injuries can be life-threatening if left untreated
    • Tell your doctor exactly what happened, the date and time of your vaccine, and where it was given
  2. Ask your doctor to file a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) form
    • Or call VAERS at 1-800-822-7967
  3. Contact one of our Vaccine Injury Attorneys immediately to determine if you are entitled to compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

 

To learn more about your legal options in response to suffering a flu vaccine injury:

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