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U.S. Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Injury Compensation Lawyers

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Pneumonia Immunization Injury Claim Attorneys Serving Clients in Illinois and throughout the U.S.

The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Prevnar, is a common children's vaccine and typically required for entry into daycare facilities. Prevnar is also recommended for many adults over age 65. While rare, several serious side effects and reactions have been reported for this vaccine.

Known Vaccine Side Effects

There are two types of pneumococcal vaccine:

  • Prevnar 13 conjugate
  • Pneumovax polysaccharide

Prevnar is recommended for children under 5 and adults over age 65, while Pneumovax is often used for certain at-risk adults and people older than 65. Unfortunately, only Prevnar is covered under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and so only individuals that received a Prevnar vaccination may file a claim with the VICP.

Acknowledged adverse events related to the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Lung infection
  • Stomach and small intestine inflammation
  • SIRVA

You may also have suffered other, unlisted injuries from a severe reaction to the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, such as anaphylaxis.

Compensation May Be Available

Serious vaccine injuries can result in:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program may provide money for these expenses and outcomes. Although the program recognizes pneumococcal conjugate vaccines can cause injuries in most cases, you must prove that either your injury, or your child’s injury, was caused-in-fact by the Prevnar vaccine. Attorneys Ed Kraus, Amy Kraus and Brynna Gang are experienced in handling these claims, and our team can build a case that shows how Prevnar either caused, or contributed, to your injury.

If you live anywhere in the country, and you or a family member has been injured by the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, please contact the Vaccine Injury Law Project. For a free consultation, call 312-906-5072, or contact us online. We serve clients in Chicago, Illinois, and across the United States.

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