As we’ve detailed previously, shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration (otherwise known as “SIRVA”) are the most common injuries resulting from flu shots and other vaccines. SIRVA can happen when a vaccine is injected into the capsule of your shoulder joint instead of your deltoid muscle. It can also occur if the needle being used… Read more »
According to the CDC, vaccine effectiveness during the 2015-2016 flu season was 47%, but for the 2014-2015 season, effectiveness was just 19%. Variances in effectiveness from year to year can be caused by a variety of factors. As detailed in prior blog entries, each year before the flu season begins, a vaccine is made based… Read more »
The CDC (Center for Disease Control) issued a recent report indicating that the United States is in the midst of an especially severe flu season this year. In addition to starting sooner than usual, early reports indicate that about half of the states are reporting unusually intense flu activity so far. According to the CDC,… Read more »
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