Side Effects

The vast majority of people who receive vaccines experience no ill effects. However, rare side effects and injuries caused by vaccines can be debilitating. If you or someone you love has been injured by a vaccine, you may be able to pursue compensation. The attorneys of Schexnaydre Law Firm, LLC, help clients pursue full and fair compensation for their injuries.


It is wise to see a doctor if you have been affected by any of the following common side effects of vaccines:


  • Vaccines containing tetanus toxoid (e.g., DTaP, DTP, DT, Td or TT) - Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock, brachial neuritis

  • Vaccines containing whole cell pertussis bacteria, extracted or partial cell pertussis bacteria, or specific pertussis antigen(s) (e.g., DTP, DTaP, P, DTP-Hib) - Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock, encephalopathy

  • Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine or any of its components (e.g., MMR, MR, M, R) - Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock, encephalopathy

  • Vaccines containing rubella virus (e.g., MMR, MR, R) - Chronic arthritis

  • Vaccines containing measles virus (e.g., MMR, MR, M) - Thrombocytopenic purpura, Vaccine-strain measles viral infection in an immunodeficient recipient

  • Vaccines containing polio live virus (OPV) - Paralytic polio, vaccine-strain polio viral infection

  • Vaccines containing polio inactivated virus (e.g., IPV) - Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock

  • Hepatitis B vaccines - Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock


Another common injury is SIRVA or shoulder injury from a vaccine. This is caused not by the contents of the syringe, but by the placement of the needle. If the person administering the vaccine places the needle too high, it may cause inflammation and deterioration of the rotator cuff.

This list is not exhaustive and there are other side effects that may occur after certain vaccines. If you have any concerns about your health after receiving a vaccine, speak to a medical professional.


See A Doctor, Then Contact An Attorney

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Each case involving vaccine injuries is unique, so it is essential to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your situation. To learn more about the firm's practice and arrange a consultation, please contact the firm's office in Mandeville, Louisiana, at 888-339-0696.