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  • Zostavax Lawsuit

    Shingles Vaccine

    The shingles vaccines Shingrix® and Zostavax® protect against infections with the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Zostavax can potentially cause severe shingles, chickenpox, or even death...

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    Rotavirus Vaccine Side Effects

    The most severe rotavirus vaccine side effect is intussusception, a potentially deadly intestinal blockage. Risk estimates range from 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 100,000 infants who get rotavirus vaccines....

  • Rotavirus Vaccine

    Two rotavirus vaccines (Rotateq® and Rotarix®) are recommended for babies to reduce the risk of gastroenteritis. One of the most severe vaccine side effects is intussusception, a life-threatening intestinal blockage....

  • Polio Vaccine Side Effects

    The risk of polio vaccine side effects depends on the type of vaccine. The U.S. only uses the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV), which is sold alone as Ipol® or in...

  • 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...