Vaccines are linked to a wide variety of injuries from skin rashes to death. Like all drugs, vaccines can be dangerous. Compiling information about health conditions associated with vaccination is a major step to educating the public that there is indeed a risk of injury. Learn more about reporting vaccine injury.
Shoulder injuries after vaccination are becoming common with more people complaining of intense shoulder pain within a day or two after vaccination. Victims of vaccine related shoulder injuries have received over $18 million in compensation from the vaccine injury compensation program. Learn more about shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration.
Many children and adults alike have a deep fear of needles. Others may not have a phobia regarding needles; however, they are reluctant to get a shot because, let’s face it, they are painful. Vaccine Patch Scientists are working on … Continue reading
Can vaccines be harmful? The only way to answer this question starts when people report their vaccine injury to the government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS. VAERS is program developed by the CDC and the FDA to track … Continue reading
If a person believes that they or a family member have suffered a bad reaction to a vaccine, there’s a way to tell the government about it, known as the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is a part … Continue reading
In May 2017, the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences announced an important breakthrough that may help pave the way for a vaccine against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The … Continue reading
Traveling abroad comes with numerous health concerns for travelers, many of which are easily avoided with simple vaccinations. Measles is one of those diseases, and it turns out many travelers are making the decision to forgo receiving this vaccination before … Continue reading
U.S. scientists started working on a vaccine for the Zika virus last year. In March 2016, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research started developing the vaccine, and in September, they announced that Sanofi Pasteur had become their research partner. … Continue reading
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people who are between the ages of 18 and 64 get the cholera vaccine before they travel to an area where the cholera outbreak is common. The vaccine was first recommended … Continue reading
The World Health Organization is making preparations to send an experimental Ebola vaccine to the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are hoping that this will prevent the current outbreak in the country from getting worse. The Democratic Republic of Congo … Continue reading
Vaccinations have been around since the 1800s. Even though vaccines have been around for over 200 years and have undergone many changes, they are still administered the same way. Vaccine injections can be extremely painful. However, vaccines may not need … Continue reading
Low-Cost Malaria Vaccine It seems that people living in tropical regions all around the world may finally get their wish for an inexpensive, effective malaria vaccine, at least if Israel’s Weismann Institute of Science has anything to say about it. … Continue reading