SHOULDER INJURIES FROM COVID-19 VACCINES ARE NOT CURRENTLY COVERED IN VICP

Shoulder injuries are by far the most common injury suffered by people receiving vaccinations and are by far the most common type of claim filed in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (“VICP”). As detailed in prior entries, the Department of Health and Human Services recently tried to roll back protections for people suffering shoulder injuries… Read more »

Update on Proposed SIRVA Rule Changes

As you may have read previously, on July 20, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to amend the Vaccine Injury Table by removing Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (“SIRVA”), vasovagal syncope, and the new vaccines category, Item XVII. This proposed Rule change would have had… Read more »

Pharmacist’s Advice for Avoiding SIRVA Injuries

Below is a link to an article appearing in the CBC News. In it, the author relays some advice he or she received from a pharmacy professor at the University of Waterloo for reducing the likelihood of developing a SIRVA (Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration) when receiving a flu shot.  The primary advice communicated… Read more »