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Vaccines have been recommended for decades in the US for children, and often for adults too. Vaccines prevent diseases by inoculating you with a weakened or killed germ. Vaccines are tested before they are approved as safe for most people. For some individuals, vaccines lead to severe reactions and lasting injuries.

Why Do We Vaccinate?

Vaccines prevent the spread of diseases. Public school children are required to receive a number of vaccines throughout their childhood to prevent them from contracting and spreading diseases to other children. Diseases like diphtheria and polio rarely surface in the US anymore, mostly because of the DTaP and Polio vaccines.

Overall, vaccines provide a public health benefit; however, at the level of individual people, vaccines are capable of causing devastating injuries. Some people have catastrophic physical, neurological and cognitive reactions to certain vaccines. Some individuals have been permanently disabled or even died because of a reaction to a vaccine. Although these reactions are not the norm, they do occur.

Reporting Vaccine Injuries in the U.S.

Before a vaccine is approved, it must undergo animal and laboratory testing, followed by a few phases of human clinical trials. Once a vaccine is licensed and approved by the FDA, ongoing monitoring is handled through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. This database contains reports of mild to severe side effects and injuries caused by approved drugs. If you have been injured by a vaccine, you should report the injury to the VAERS.

What to Do if You're Injured

Your life will be changed by the medical bills, the pain and suffering, and the physical and cognitive effects of a severe vaccine injury, regardless of the fact that vaccine manufacturers and health agencies consider your injury rare. Rare or not, a vaccine injury can have a significant impact on your life and the lives of your family members. You may be unable to work and earn a living, you may be buried in hospital bills, and you may experience a great deal of physical pain and mental anguish because of the injury the vaccine caused.

To recover compensation for the costs of your injury, you should contact Professor Kraus and his law team. We will pursue compensation for you through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a government system created to compensate victims who suffer these rare, severe vaccine injuries.

To learn more about possible compensation for vaccine injury, please contact the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent, in Chicago, Illinois. You can also call our office at 312-906-5072, or contact us via email. We serve clients in Chicago and throughout the nation.

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