A severe allergic reaction is likely to happen when more than one dose is required
Anaphylaxis is an severe, whole-body allergic reaction. To develop an allergic reaction, the body’s immune system must first be primed. This priming is called sensitization. Â After being exposed to a substance like yeast in the Gardasil vaccine, the person’s immune system becomes sensitized. If you are exposed to the same substance after sensitization, an allergic reaction may occur. This reaction is sudden, severe, and involves the whole body. Tissues in different parts of the body release histamine and other substances. This causes the airways to tighten and leads to other symptoms.
Some drugs (polymyxin, morphine, x-ray dye, and others) may cause an anaphylactic-like reaction (anaphylactoid reaction) when people are first exposed to them. This is usually due to a toxic reaction, rather than the immune system response that occurs with true anaphylaxis. The symptoms, risk for complications without treatment, and treatment are the same, however, for both types of reactions.
Vaccines are linked to severe allergic reactions
You can receive compensation for your severe allergic reaction by filing a claim in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. If you or a loved one suffered a severe allergic reaction shortly after receiving a vaccine contact our vaccine injury lawyers at 1-800-810-3457 or via our online contact form for a free legal consultation.
Which vaccines cause severe allergic reactions?
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Hepatitis A (HAV) vaccines
- Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccines
- HPV vaccine (Gardasil)
- Influenza (TIV, LAIV)
- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
- Meningococcal (MCV4, MPSV4)
- Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV)
- Polio (OPV or IPV)
- Rotavirus (RV)
- Tenanus (DTaP, Tdap, DTP-Hib, DT)
- Varicella (VZV)
What are the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis?
Victims of vaccine induced anaphylaxis can experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- A weak and rapid pulse
- Constriction of the airways and a swollen tongue or throat
- Dizziness or fainting
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Skin reactions including hives and itching, flushed or pale skin
Signs & Symptoms Of Vaccine Injury
Vaccine injury can be often very complicated, painful and lifelong. Injuries compensated by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program include the following:
- Allergic Reaction/Anaphylaxis
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Blood Clots
- Blood Disorders
- Bowel Injury
- Brain Damage
- Chronic Fatigue
- Nerve Damage
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