With summer coming to a close and students start filling the classroom, we are now nipping the heels of flu season. With August being national immunization awareness month, we as individuals should take the proper precautions protecting ourselves and our loved ones, by getting vaccinated against the flu.
Hepatitis is a liver infection that can be caused by three different viruses; Hepatitis A, B, and/or C. Since the liver is a vital organ of the body that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infection, inflammation/damage can cause detrimental effects.
There are rare cases where the HPV vaccine can cause disorders, diseases, or medical complications. If so, filing a claim in the National Vaccine Compensation Injury Program is a person’s remedy to obtain compensation to offset the costs and pain and suffering associated with such conditions or complications.
We believe everyone, especially children, should take advantage of the opportunity to receive a life-saving vaccine; however, in the rare event you suffer an injury or are hospitalized following your vaccination, we are here for you.
The Greenwood Law Firm had the honor of attending the Texas Rare Action Network Advocacy Workshop on Friday, April 20, 2018. It was an amazing opportunity to learn more about the wide range of resources provided by the National Organization for Rare Diseases (“NORD”) and the local, grassroots efforts to enact legislative changes that will have a positive impact on people with rare diseases in Houston and all over Texas.
According to U.S. health experts, the Flu vaccine is shaping up to be 47% effective at preventing the types of flu severe enough to send an individual to the doctor’s office. According to The New York Times, health experts look for a flu vaccine to be effective in 40% to 60% of individuals.
On October 5, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) Data Report was published by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was established in 1988 to provide compensation for individuals who have been injured by a vaccine.
It’s not just pumpkin spice latte season; it’s flu shot season. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot by the end of the end of October, and up to 168 million doses of the flu vaccine are available.