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Flu Shot & Vaccine Injury Compensation

Flu Vaccine ShotsCompensation may be available for flu shot injuries, such as SIRVA (shoulder injury related to vaccine administration), nerve injuries or severe allergic reactions. If you suffered an adverse reaction or injury after the flu vaccine, you may be entitled to compensation from a federal fund called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund

Vaccine Injury Lawyer Max Muller on NBC10 News

My Vaccine Lawyer's founding partner Max Muller was interviewed by George Spencer of NBC10 Philly Investigators. Max explains the frequency of flu shot shoulder injuries, what a SIRVA injury is, and various flu shot reactions including shoulder pain and other side effects.

Adverse Flu Vaccine Reactions

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 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. Here are various types of flu shot reactions and injuries including:

About the Flu Shot

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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. 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; some vaccine injuries can be life-threatening if left untreated
  2. Tell your doctor exactly what happened, the date and time of your vaccine, and where it was given
  3. Ask your doctor to file a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System ("VAERS") form

Following those three steps, please contact one of our vaccine injury attorneys immediately to determine if you are entitled to compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Our vaccine injury lawyers offer free case evaluations and have handled nearly a thousand flu shot injury cases and have obtained over $20 million in vaccine injury settlements in the last year alone. 



Symptoms and Risks

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that the influenza vaccine does have risks. Flu shot side effects can include:


Flu Shot components

The influenza vaccine contains several components which may vary year to year. For the 2017 - 2018 seasonal strain, the flu shot contained the following ingredients:

  • an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus (updated)
  • an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus
  • a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus

For more information on last season's flu vaccine components and ingredients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer an extensive report on everything you need to know.


Compensation for Flu Shots Reactions

If you suffered arm pain, an adverse reaction, illness, or injury after receiving the flu shot, you may qualify for compensation. 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. (800) 229 - 7704. To see a list of our notable vaccine injury settlements, click on the graphic below for more detailed information.

Page last reviewed and updated: November 16, 2018

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