Category: Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

CAN USING THE WRONG SIZE NEEDLE FOR A FLU SHOT OR TDAP VACCINATION CAUSE A SHOULDER INJURY

As detailed in prior entries, shoulder injuries can occur as a result of receiving a flu shot, Tdap, or other vaccination.  Typically, these injuries are caused from improper needle placement by the person or provider administering the shot.  However, in rare instances, the use of an improper gauge or length needle can also cause injury… Read more »

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM A SHOULDER INJURY WHEN GETTING A FLU SHOT OR OTHER VACCINATION

As detailed in prior entries, shoulder injuries can occur after the administration of a flu shot or other vaccination.  Typically, these injuries are caused from poor needle placement by the person administering the vaccine, use of an improper gauge or size needle, or a localized reaction to the vaccine serum itself. The Advisory Committee on… Read more »

Bipartisan Legislation to Update Vaccine Program

Below is a link to a press release outlining legislation proposed by U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI), former Chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, and U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ranking Member of the House Ways & Means Oversight… Read more »