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Does Pregnancy Affect Vaccine Safety?

As flu season is upon us, many wonder whether it is safe for pregnant women to receive vaccines. Many vaccinations already have side effects and complications and those who are pregnant worry that the vaccine can somehow impact their pregnancy. There is no one...

A Shot in the Wrong Spot Can Cause a Major Pain

Many people show up to get a vaccination and end up with much more than they bargained for. While these people expect that if they have a side effect from the vaccination it is because of the contents of the vaccination, many complications result from the manner of...

Rotavirus Vaccine Injuries, Statistics, and Contraindications

Rotavirus is a gastrointestinal disease that is prevalent in the developing world. It had been common in the United States also until about two decades ago when a program of vaccinations began. The vaccine has reduced the number of rotavirus cases in the U.S. but has...

NY Mulling Mandatory HPV Vaccine For School Children

New York has been at the forefront of the battles surrounding legislative attempts to make vaccines mandatory. Numerous bills have been hotly debated in the state legislature. Now, the legislature is considering another mandatory vaccine law. There is a bill in Albany...

The Difference Between a Vaccine and a Booster Shot

A vaccine is the first and primary means of immunizing you from a sickness or a disease. Some vaccines can last for a certain period of time. After that time, they may lose effectiveness and the body can again be susceptible to the disease from which you have been...

What is Brachial Neuritis? Brachial Neuritis Information

Issues with arms and shoulders are rare yet serious complications from vaccinations. The arm and shoulder are the entry points for the vaccine into the body, and they are often the first place where a patient will begin to experience side effects. Problems can be as...

dTap Vaccine Side Effects and Reactions

DTaP is the vaccination for diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough. It is administered to children under the age of seven. Generally, children will receive this vaccination for the first time at the age of two months. Children will then receive four additional...

Six Signs and Symptoms of Vaccine Injury

Vaccine injuries can often present themselves with a number of different symptoms. Some of these side effects are more acute than others. It is essential to get prompt medical attention when there is any sign of vaccine injury. Patients should be well-informed so that...

Does SIRVA Go Away? Common SIRVA FAQ’s

As its name implies, SIRVA is a vaccine-related injury. Specifically, SIRVA stands for shoulder injury related to vaccine administration. It is not a reaction to the vaccine itself but is a side effect from the way that the actual shot is given. Here are some answers...

What is Guillain-Barré Syndrome and How is it Treated?

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare disorder that impacts the immune system which could have serious complications for patients.  It is a side effect from a vaccination. Although the disease is incurable, it can be treated. However, in other rare cases, the disease can...