Nationwide Representation For Vaccine Injuries

Flu Shot Reactions

The legal team at Downing, Allison & Jorgenson National Vaccine Injury Lawyers exclusively practices vaccine injury law. Led by Andrew Downing, the firm’s lawyers are licensed to practice before the U.S. Federal Claims Court and represents clients throughout the United States with their vaccine injury claims. If you, or someone you love, has been injured by a vaccine, like the flu shot, they can help.

Severe Reactions To The Flu Vaccine

While the flu shot is recommended every year for anyone over the age of six months, no vaccine is completely safe. Side effects of the flu vaccine are generally common, but mild. Reactions to the flu vaccine can and do occur. Severe allergic reactions to the flu vaccine can include:

  • Trouble and difficulty breathing
  • Wheezing and shortness of breath
  • Swelling around the face
  • Hive reactions
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness and quickened heart rate

Allergic reactions to the flu shot, such as angioedema and anaphylaxis, can be life-threatening and are often triggered by residual egg proteins in people allergic to eggs or to other components of the flu shot. Regardless, there are protocols that allow people with egg allergies to get flu shots, so talk to your doctor or allergist if your child is at high risk for complications from the flu and also has an egg allergy.  The flu shot can also trigger the development of autoimmune diseases, like Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Transverse Myelitis, and others.

Adverse Reaction To The Flu Shot? Call Today.

If you or someone you love has had an adverse reaction to the flu vaccine, and you think you may be entitled to make a claim under the VICP, don’t wait. Call Downing, Allison & Jorgenson National Vaccine Injury Lawyers today at 480-701-0999 or send an email using the online form.