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Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, and Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib) Vaccines
Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by bacteria.
Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person through respiratory
drops caused by coughing or sneezing. Tetanus enters the body through
cuts, scratches, or wounds. HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZA TYPE B (Hib) was once
the most common cause of bacterial meningitis and a leading cause of other
serious invasive infections in young children.
There are vaccines available which can help prevent these diseases, including
DTP, DTaP, and DTaP‑Hib, which are vaccines for children 6 years of age
and younger. DTP, once the standard vaccine, has been replaced in the
US with DTaP. DTaP is just as effective but is safer and has fewer side
effects than DTP. DTaP uses a form of the pertussis component known as
"acellular pertussis," which consists of a single weakened pertussis toxoid.
Have you or a loved one suffered an injury from a DTaP vaccine?
Call our vaccine injury lawyers today!
Dangerous Side Effects of DTaP Vaccine
Some mild side effects associated with the DTaP vaccine are: pain and swelling
at the injection site, rash, mild fever, irritability, drowsiness, fussiness,
vomiting, and loss of appetite after a shot.
As with most vaccines, rare but severe adverse reactions to DTaP, Tdap,
Td, or Hib vaccines can occur:
- Non‑stop crying
- High fever
- Lower consciousness
- Brain damage
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis has been routinely
given to children since the 1940s. Most children who are vaccinated with
DTaP will be protected throughout childhood. The benefit of the vaccine
wears off by adolescence. Therefore, more cases are seen in adults who
have not had a booster. The CDC recommends adults get a tetanus and diphtheria
(Td) booster every 10 years. The Td booster does not protect against pertussis
and can also cause serious and dangerous side effects.
Is your shoulder injury related to a vaccine?
Have you suffered serious shoulder complications associated with a vaccine
administration? Known and common side effects include sharp shoulder pain,
upper arm pain, swelling, as well as tenderness or lumps near the site
of injection. If you have suffered with shoulder issues for more than
six (6) months after your vaccination or procedure, then you may be eligible
for financial compensation for your damages.
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HRSA Statistics for claims filed and compensated:
- 36% of DTaP petitions have been compensated
- 31% of DT petitions have been compensated
- 31% of DTP petitions have been compensated
- 28% of DTaP‑Hep B‑IPV petitions have been compensated
- 57% of DTap‑HIB compensated
- 52% of Td petitions have been compensated
- 41% of Tdap petitions have been compensated
- 37% of Tetanus petitions have been compensated
If you have been seriously injured by the diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis
vaccines, or Haemophilus Influenza Type B vaccine, please contact us today
for a free consultation. Jeffrey S. Pop & Associates is experienced
in vaccine‑related litigation. We help clients from all over the country.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program exists to compensate
families who have suffered the rare and severe side effects associated
with certain vaccines.
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