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  • Polio Vaccine Lawsuit

    Polio Vaccine

    Polio is eradicated in the United States, but children are still routinely immunized with the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) or combination vaccines against the poliomyelitis virus. What is the polio...

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Information

    What is the Pneumonia Vaccine?

    Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that affects millions of people each year and can potentially cause death. The pneumonia vaccine, also known as a pneumococcal vaccine, immunizes against infections...

  • Meningitis Vaccine Information

    What is the Meningitis Vaccine?

    What most people call the “meningitis vaccine” is actually a vaccine against meningococcal disease, which can include meningitis but also other diseases like pneumonia. The meningitis vaccine has become routine...

  • Meningococcal Vaccine Side Effects

    Meningococcal Vaccine Side Effects

    The most common meningococcal vaccine side effects are injection-site pain, fatigue, muscle aches, and fever. In rare cases, the vaccine causes allergic reactions or other severe side effects. What are...

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Side Effects

    Pneumococcal Vaccine Side Effects

    The most common pneumococcal vaccine side effects are drowsiness, loss of appetite, arm soreness or swelling, fever, and headache. In rare cases, it causes severe allergic reactions. What are pneumococcal...

  • Pneumococcal Vaccine Lawsuit

    Pneumococcal Vaccine

    PCV13 and PPSV23 are two types of pneumonia vaccines that reduce the risk of severe infections with the pneumococcal bacteria Streptococcus pneumonias. These infections are usually mild, but children are...

  • Vaccine against Meningococcal Meningitis

    Meningococcal Vaccine

    The meningococcal vaccines MenACWY, MenB, and MPSV4 protect against a bacteria that causes meningitis (brain inflammation). The vaccine is recommended for all teenagers at 11 or 12 years old. What...