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DTaP Vaccination Side Effects

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, and Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib) Vaccines - Call (888) 921-3995

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.

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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:

  • Shoulder Injury
  • Seizure
  • Non‑stop crying
  • High fever
  • Coma
  • Lower consciousness
  • Brain damage
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Death
  • Neuromyelitis Optica

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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    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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    Attorney Jeff S. PopJeffrey S. Pop went to the University of Southern California for his undergraduate and attended California Western COL to complete his law degree. He was admitted to practice in 1972. He is licensed to practice in the California Superior Courts, United States Supreme Court, All District Courts in California, and many more. Jeffrey S. Pop practices vaccine law, personal injury law, civil litigation matters, and many more.

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