In the United States, flu season runs from October through May, and October is usually the most popular month for flu vaccines. In fact, a recent survey showed that about two-thirds of adults get an annual flu shot or plan to do so in 2017.
More than 250 million vaccines are administered each year in the U.S. to guard against potentially deadly diseases. However, a very small fraction of cases result in vaccine-related injuries -- usually not because of the vaccine itself, but because of how the shot is administered.
Vaccines are an integral part of public health. However, each year people throughout the United States suffer vaccine-related injuries.
Winter is just around the corner; kids are well into the school year; and for families throughout Louisiana, that combination means it's cold and flu season.
It's flu shot season, and there are plenty of good reasons to consider getting a flu vaccine. But it's also important to watch out for shoulder pain after being vaccinated.
Each year tens of millions of vaccines are administered in the United States, and with the vast majority of immunizations, there are no complications. However, adverse reactions to vaccines do occur.
Compared with other medical procedures, vaccinations are fairly routine, which is why patients are surprised to learn that debilitating shoulder injuries can result from improperly administered vaccines.
Most people don't realize it, but more than 25 years ago a federal program was created to provide compensation to people who have been injured by vaccines.
Do you have "Flu Shot Shoulder"?