Hepatitis B Vaccine Injuries
How Can the Hepatitis B Vaccine Cause Injury?
The Hepatitis B vaccine can cause various reactions and injuries including shoulder injuries, anaphylactic reaction, allergic reaction, seizures, and other severe reactions. If you suffered a reaction or injury after receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine, you may be entitled to compensation from a federal fund called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.
About the Hepatitis B Vaccine
The Hepatitis B vaccine is administered to prevent contraction of Hepatitis B, a serious infection that affects the liver. The Hepatitis B vaccine is usually administered to infants at birth, with a second dose at 1-2 months old and a third dose at 6-18 months old. Adults who had not received the Hepatitis B vaccine as a child often times are encouraged by their doctor to get the Hepatitis B vaccine.
Hepatitis B Vaccine Ingredients
The Hepatitis B Engerix-B vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline, is made up of the following ingredients (not in order of quantity):
- Aluminum hydroxide
- Yeast protein
- Phosphate buffers
- Sodium chloride
- Sodium dihydrogen
- Phosphate dihydrate
The Hepatitis B Recombivax vaccine, made by Merck & Co., Inc., is made up of the following ingredients (not in order of quantity):
- Yeast protein
Risks of the Hepatitis B Vaccine
The Hepatitis B vaccine is associated with the following risks in children:
- Soreness at the injection site
- Severe allergic reaction
- Other conditions
If you or your child has any of these reactions to the Hepatitis B vaccine, immediately seek medical attention and contact My Vaccine Lawyer for a free consultation.
Hepatitis B Vaccine Reactions and Compensation
If you suffered a reaction, illness, or injury after receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine, you may qualify for compensation from a federal program called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Not only is there no charge for a consultation, but our representation comes at no cost to you. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program will pay our fees. Please call (800) 229-7704 to speak with our attorneys.
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