August is National Immunization month. But be sure you do your research and keep track of any adverse effects from shots.
The VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) has been established to help individuals with this. It is a government website co-sponsored by the CDC and FDA. The website provides a place to report effects and submitt follow-up info. Learn more on their website
If you have has substantial adverse effects, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has also been established. See the Common Vaccine Injury Table here.
"On October 1, 1988, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-660) created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP was established to ensure an adequate supply of vaccines, stabilize vaccine costs, and establish and maintain an accessible and efficient forum for individuals found to be injured by certain vaccines. The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims that provides compensation to people found to be injured by certain vaccines. The U. S. Court of Federal Claims decides who will be paid. " from http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/index.htm
If you think you may have a claim, see how to file or call us at 800-253-5452.