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.
GlaxoSmithKline announced on Friday that Canadian health officials have approved their promising new shingles vaccine for public distribution. The recombinant zoster vaccine, now available to senior Canadians as Shingrix, has been approved to prevent herpes zoster (shingles). The drug is … Continue reading
Millions of Americans depend on the flu shot each year. But a new study says that the flu shot may not protect the most vulnerable in society. The study finds that young people with leukemia are equally likely to get … Continue reading
A panel of experts, whose work guides the policy on vaccination in the US, has just voted to recommend the new vaccine for shingles, Shingrix, produced by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), over the competitor, Zostavax, which is created by Merck. Members of … Continue reading
Lewis-Sumner syndrome is a rare nerve disorder which mainly affects the arms and hands. The medical term for this syndrome is multifocal acquired demyelinating sensory and motor neuropathy (MADSAM). Although the exact cause is unknown, it is not present at … Continue reading
It is normal to experience temporary shoulder pain after getting a vaccination. However, when this pain lasts longer than a few days, it is always a cause for concern. When this occurs, it is known as Shoulder Injury-Related to Vaccine … Continue reading
Multifocal motor neuropathy, also known as MMN, is a rare nerve disorder which mainly affects the lower arms and hands, and in some cases, the muscles of the legs. The cause of MMN is not exactly clear, but the current … Continue reading
Mia Blesky, a 12-year-old girl who loved to sing and dance, is now paralyzed from the neck down. According to Mia’s family, she experienced an allergic reaction after receiving the HPV vaccine. However, doctors disagree with Mia and her family. … Continue reading
In certain autoimmune diseases (where your body’s immune system begins to attack itself), such as Guillain-Barre syndrome or Miller Fisher syndrome, the brain and spinal cord are spared, but many of the nerves in the peripheral nervous system are affected. … Continue reading
Vaccines are generally labeled as safe by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t side effects that could drastically affect your life. These vaccinations are available for a wide range of diseases, including the … Continue reading
Miller Fisher Syndrome (MFS) is a disease of the nerves. It is a form of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and named after a well-known neurologist, Dr. C. Miller Fisher. Miller Fisher Syndrome (MFS) is characterized by three conditions: Weakness of the … Continue reading