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.
Vaccines can cause a number of adverse reactions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For example, an allergic reaction to a vaccine is possible. Allergic Reaction to Gelatin in a Vaccine Gelatin contained in vaccines can … Continue reading
Researchers have found a potential link between the flu vaccine and early-pregnancy miscarriage. According to the results of a recent study, women who received a particular version of the flu vaccine two years in a row had higher rates of … Continue reading
The MMR vaccine is an injection composed of the live mumps, measles, and rubella viruses. With the exception of developing countries, MMR vaccinations have become prevalent all over the world. The main reason for this is their prevention of the … Continue reading
Guillain-Barre syndrome is relatively rare autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the body’s own nerves. Essentially the immune system begins to treat the nerves as if they were a virus or bacterium and tries to destroy them. Nerves … Continue reading
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