Recent Vaccine News

What is Intussusception

An Introduction Intussusception is a clinical condition where a part of the intestine folds into the adjacent segment of the intestine. Any alteration of normal peristaltic movement of the intestine creates the invagination in the segment of the small intestine (mainly ileum folds into cecum). The blood supply of the involved bowel segment is cut off and this may give

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Rotavirus Vaccine

About Rotavirus Rotavirus, discovered in 1973 A.D. is the leading cause of severe dehydrating diarrhea in children < 5 years of age, globally. It is responsible for 3.4% of all under 5 deaths, 37% of total diarrheal deaths, and 40% of total diarrhea-related hospitalizations. [1] Rotavirus is a double-stranded RNA virus of the family Reoviridae. It is wheel-shaped under an

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What is Transverse Myelitis?

Transverse Myelitis An introduction Transverse myelitis is a rare disease condition of the nerves, mainly the spinal cord. The spinal cord and its coverings are inflamed at the level of the cervical or thoracic vertebra. There is sharp, shooting type of pain, abnormal sensation, and weakness or even the paralysis of the body part (mainly both the lower limbs) below

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Guillain-Barre syndrome GBS

GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME What is Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)? Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare condition where the body’s immune system attacks the nerve tissue. It is an acute, progressive, autoimmune, inflammatory demyelination of peripheral sensory and motor nerves and nerve roots. GBS is the most common cause of acute non-trauma-related paralysis in the world. It is also the most common cause of

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The IPV Vaccine

Polio inactivated vaccine Polio is a disease in children that is caused by the poliovirus. Polio can cause paralysis of legs or can cause weakness of the entire body. This condition is entirely vaccine-preventable.  Q. How does a person get this virus? The poliovirus is a highly contagious virus and can spread through the feco-oral route. Most of the infected

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SIRVA is about to do a disappearing act…not in reality, just in the Courts.

Shoulder Injuries as a result of Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) make up more than sixty percent (60%) of all reported vaccine injuries under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. SIRVA can cause a myriad of injuries and symptoms, anything from a rotator cuff tear to shoulder inflammation. Some of these injuries cause a patient to use their arm/shoulder less….this can result in

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How safe are the Covid Vaccines?

According to medical journal StatNews As of Jan. 19, there have been 15 confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after receipt of Moderna’s vaccine and 45 confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after receipt of the Pfizer vaccine, the CDC said in a statement to STAT. That works out to a rate of 2.1 cases per million doses of the Moderna vaccine and 6.2

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Changes afoot to the Vaccine Injury Table?

On July 20, 2020. the Department of Health and Human Services proposed changes to the vaccine injury table In essence these changes, if adopted, would remove shoulder injuries incurred from vaccine administration, the actual need stick, from the vaccine injury compensation program. The rationale is that the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was meant to compensate those injured from a

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Vaccine Injury Myths Debunked

U.S. public health officials and physicians have been combating misconceptions about vaccine safety for over twenty years. They’ve had mixed success. Despite the fact that numerous studies have found no evidence to support the notion that vaccines cause autism and other chronic illnesses, a growing number of parents are refusing to vaccinate their children. Researchers now link falling immunization rates to recent resurgences of vaccine-preventable

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Think the Flu Shot can give you the flu? Nope.

https://www.livescience.com/why-flu-shot-cant-give-you-flu.html One of the common myths that leads people to avoid the flu shot is that they think the shot will give them the flu. But that is simply not true. The virus in the vaccine is not active, and an inactive virus cannot transmit disease. What is true is that you may feel the effects of your body mounting

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Facebook debuts new notifications to fight vaccine misinformation

Facebook is now rolling out a notification system aimed at combating anti-vaccine misinformation. Whenever a user searches for vaccine-related information, Facebook will pop-up links to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), where accurate vaccination information can be found about the flu shot, MMR (Mumps, Measles, Rubella), Gardasil (HPV) and others. It has been said that “Not all opinions are created

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Flu Shots in Massachusetts’ Grocery Chain

Flu shots are now available in Stop and Shop, a Massachusetts supermarket chain. Stop & Shop is encouraging customers to get their annual flu vaccination before flu activity traditionally picks up in the fall. The grocery chain’s 256 pharmacies have the vaccine in stock and pharmacists can vaccinate patients without an appointment. This season, Stop & Shop has a few

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