There are various types of flu shot reactions and injuries including:
If you suffered an adverse reaction to a flu shot or a debilitating injury, you may be entitled to compensation from a federal program called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Our vaccine injury lawyers have handled nearly a thousand flu shot injury cases and have obtained over $20 million in vaccine injury settlements in the last year alone.
Flu vaccines work by causing antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination which provide protection against infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) recommend that everyone over the ages of six (6) months should receive the seasonal influenza vaccine. According to the CDC, getting the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against the flu and to help prevent its spread throughout the community.
The Centers for Disease Control advises that the influenza vaccine does have risks. Flu shot side effects can include:
If you are suffering from an allergic reaction to the flu shot, call your doctor immediately.
The influenza vaccine contains several ingredients which may vary year to year. For the 2013-2014 year, the flu shot contained the following ingredients:
If you suffered arm pain after a flu shot, a reaction, illness, or injury after receiving the flu shot, you may qualify for compensation from a federal program called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (“VICP”). Call the vaccine injury lawyers at My Vaccine Lawyer for more information. Not only is there no charge for a consultation, but our representation comes at no cost to you. Please call (800) 229-7704.