Syncope or Fainting After Vaccination
Fainting or Vasovagal Syncope After a Vaccine
Vasovagal Syncope, or fainting, is a rare but possible vaccine side-effect. Fainting is reported after nearly every type of vaccine. About 80% of post-vaccine fainting happens 15 minutes after the injections. Patients may feel dizzy or light-headed though generally regain consciousness within a few minutes.
If you fainted and suffered serious injuries after getting a vaccination, you may be eligible for compensation from the Federal Vaccine Court. If we accept your case, our law firm represents you at no cost.
Severe Injuries After Fainting from a Vaccine
Sometimes fainting after a vaccination leads to falls that can cause serious injuries. In very rare cases, fainting-related injuries are even fatal. The CDC conducted a study on post-vaccination fainting and found that “7% of the fainting reports were coded as serious; 12% of these involved head injuries.” Another study of post-vaccination fainting published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine finds that “hospitalization was reported in 9.6% of cases” (Braun et al).
Types of Severe Syncope/Fainting Injuries:
- Head Injury
- Skull Fractures
- Brain Hemorrhage
- Tooth Loss or Dental Damage
- Jaw Fracture
- Other Severe Injuries Lasting More than 6 Months
Find Out Now If You Have a Vaccine Injury Case
There are strict deadlines to file a vaccine injury claim with the federal program. If you miss the deadline, there are no second chances. That’s why it’s important to find out immediately if you have a claim.
Information We Need to File a Vaccine Injury ClaimOur law firm needs the following information to consider representing you in a vaccine injury claim for vasovagal syncope (fainting) after a vaccine:
- Immunization record showing the type and date of vaccination
- Medical records indicating that you fainted within 5 hours of getting the vaccination.
- Medical records showing the injuries you sustained from falling/fainting.
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Who is Most Likely to Faint After Getting a Vaccine?
Although anyone is susceptible to fainting after a vaccine, studies have found that some patients are more likely than others to experience post-vaccine syncope. These include:
- Adolescents: Adolescents between the ages of 11 and 18 are by far the most likely to faint after getting a vaccine, according to VAERS reports. One study found that 62% of post-vaccine fainting occurred among adolescents.
- Females: Some studies have found that females are more likely to faint than men after getting immunizations. One report analyzed 697 cases of post-vaccine fainting and found that 57.5% of fainting episodes occurred among females (Braun et al).
Three vaccines typically given to teenagers are the most commonly reported to cause fainting: HPV, MCV4, and TDaP.
- Gardasil, also known as the HPV Vaccine, protects against human papillomavirus, a common viral infection that causes many kinds of cancer. It is typically administered to children between 11 and 12 years old.
- Menactra or Menveo, the MCV4 vaccine, protects against meningococcal disease, a serious illness that causes infections in the brain and spinal cord. It is also typically given to children between 11 and 12 years old.
- Daptacel or Infanrix, the TDaP vaccine, is a combination shot that protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). It is typically administered to children between 11 and 12 years of age as well.VA