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Vaccine Injury Law: Flu Shot Side Effects

At Downing, Allison & Jorgenson National Vaccine Injury Lawyers, the vaccine injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping victims suffering from vaccine injuries. Led by Andrew Downing, the firm exclusively practices vaccine injury law. The vaccine injury attorneys are all licensed through the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and represent clients from across the country with their vaccine injury claims. If you are suffering from a negative side effect of the flu shot and think you may be entitled to make a claim for damages, they can help.

Side Effects Of The Flu Vaccine

An annual flu vaccine is regularly recommended. Side effects from the flu shot can and do occur, even though they are considered rare cases. These reactions and flu shot side effects can include local flu shot reactions, such as soreness, pain and swelling where the flu shot was given, but which are usually mild and last for less than two days. They can also include systemic flu shot reactions, which can begin days or weeks after the vaccination.

The most common side effects of the flu vaccine include:

  • Pain and stiffness in the area where the shot was administered
  • Localized redness around the injection area
  • Muscle and body aches
  • Headaches
  • An overall feeling as if you are getting sick

The flu shot can also lead to severe reactions. More serious flu shot side effects can include reactions such as seizures, paralysis and peripheral nerve damage called Guillain Barre Syndrome, or GBS.

Don’t Wait. Call Today.

There are strict statutes of limitations and filing deadlines for filing claims with the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. If you, or someone you love, suffered from severe flu shot side effects, and you think you may be entitled to damages, don’t wait. Call Downing, Allison & Jorgenson National Vaccine Injury Lawyers today at 480-701-0999 or send an email through the online form to schedule your initial, free consultation.