Flu Vaccine Injury Compensation is a subject that is gaining popularity. The good news is if you have been injured by a flu vaccine, you could be entitled to compensation. VICP (The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program) was established in 1986 to help compensate vaccine recipients and their families who have been severely injured as a result of adverse effects from certain vaccines. Over the course of the years, Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC has represented many victims and their families who were seriously injured or died from adverse reactions to vaccines. Over those years, a common question is:
Is seasonal flu vaccine covered in VICP?
Answer: Yes. The “flu shot” is an inactivated vaccine given with a syringe ordinarily in the arm. It is commonly approved for anyone over six months of age, including those people with chronic medical conditions. Individuals 65 and older may choose to receive a high-dose vaccine and those between the ages of 18 and 64 may prefer the intradermal. Certain people should not be immunized such as those with allergies to chicken eggs, those who develop Guillain–Barré syndrome in the six months preceding the flu vaccine or children younger than six months. Some adverse reactions such as Guillain–Barré syndrome have been linked to flu vaccines. People injured by the seasonal flu vaccine are entitled to compensation under the VICP as long as certain conditions are met.
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