In this post, you should need to know if there is a severe reaction in taking this vaccine.
What should you look for?
Any unusual condition, such as a high fever or behavior changes. Signs of severe allergic reaction can include difficulty breathing, hoarseness or wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, a fast heart beat or dissiness.
What should you do?
- Call a doctor or get the person to a doctor right away;
- Tell the doctor what happened, the date and time it happened, and when the vaccination was given;
- Ask your provider to report the reaction by filing a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) form or you can file this report through the VAERS website or by calling 1-800-822-7967.
But remember, VAERS does not provide medical advice.
VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION
The Federal government is providing this vaccine for receipt on a voluntary basis. However, state law or employers may require vaccination for certain persons.
If you or your child has a reaction to the vaccine, your ability to sue is limited by law. However, a federal program has been created to help pay for the medical care and other specific expenses of certain persons who have a serious reaction to this vaccine.
For more information about this program, you can call 1-888-275-4772 or visit the program's website at here.
HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE?
- Ask your provider. They can give you the vaccine package insert or suggest other sources of information;
- Call your local or state health department;
- Contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
* Call 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO) or
* Visit CDC's website at here.
- Visit this website.
I hope my five posts about 2009 H1N1 influenza are very useful for you. Stay healthy and clean! Those are two keys to avoid this dangerous swain flu.
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