What is the PCV Vaccine?
The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is a safe and effective immunization given to infants and young children to protect them from illness caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. This type of bacteria can lead to meningitis, ear infections, sinus infections, pneumonia, and even death if left untreated. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that children aged two or younger receive the PCV vaccine as part of their routine vaccination schedule.
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Cheryl suffered SIRVA (shoulder injury related to vaccine administration) following a flu shot. Her vaccine injury claim was filed in the VICP by vaccine lawyer Max Muller where she obtained a settlement for her injury, lost wages and out of pocket expenses.
Common side effects from the PCV Vaccine
Common side effects of the PCV vaccine include:
- Mild soreness
- Redness and swelling at the injection site
- Mild fever
- Tiredness or lack of energy
- Loss of appetite
- Diaper rash in infants and young children
- Joint pain.
Generally, these side effects are short-lived and respond well to over-the-counter medications and home remedies.
How does a serious injury occur from the PCV Vaccine?
Although infrequent, the PCV vaccine can cause serious injuries. Anaphylaxis is a common concern involving swelling in facial areas or tongue, breathing difficulties, and other symptoms.
There have also been reports of prolonged joint pain and seizures. If your child is enduring uncomfortable or uncommon reactions to the vaccine for more than two days, you should call a physician immediately.
Diagnosing and treating a PCV Vaccine injury
If your child experiences a reaction that you believe is related to the PCV vaccine, it is important to get medical attention as soon as possible. Your doctor will perform an examination and may order laboratory tests or imaging studies to diagnose the specific injury.
Treatment of a PCV vaccine injury depends on the type and severity of the condition. However, it may include medications for pain relief, mild fever reducers, and antihistamines.
Other treatments, such as intravenous fluids or oxygen therapy, may be required in serious cases. In all cases, your doctor can provide personalized advice on managing any side effects from the vaccine.
How we can help with your PCV Vaccine injury claim
Injuries from vaccines can change your life, and you may be qualified to receive financial compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
After lawsuits against vaccine companies and healthcare providers in the 1980s threatened to reduce U.S. vaccination rates and cause a resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases, the VICP was created.
At My Vaccine Lawyers, our team can help you file a claim and guide you through the entire process with the VICP if you have suffered from vaccine-related injuries.
What can you expect from our team of PCV Vaccine attorneys?
Our firm will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve. We understand what you are going through and will work to get the compensation you need and deserve. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program can be complex, difficult, and contentious. Our attorneys have experience with the medical, legal, and factual issues involved in these cases and are prepared to resolve any disputes that may arise during the process.
Some of the benefits of working with our team include the following:
Free Case Evaluation: We will review your case and let you know if you are eligible for compensation
No Costs: You do not pay attorneys fees or costs to file a case in the vaccine program
Experienced & Skilled Representation: Our team has years of experience fighting for the rights of injured patients
If you or a loved one has been affected by an autoimmune disorder, don't wait to get help. We strongly recommend that injured parties hire a vaccine injury lawyer and do not attempt to represent themselves in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are here to fight for you.
I reached out to My Vaccine Lawyer after confirming I suffered from SIRVA. They were so helpful, understanding and thorough throughout the process. They were quick to respond, always answered the phone and I feel they fought to get me what I was entitled to. If you suffered from an injury then please call My Vaccine Lawyer. They will take care of you!
- Melissa Heffley, SIRVA Client