West Palm Beach personal injury attorney Gary Roberts, a trial lawyer educates on flu vaccine. CDC alerts certain patients should not be vaccinated.
December 30, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–South Florida doctor injury lawyer, Gary Roberts, an injury lawyer based in West Palm Beach alerts all Floridians about flu season. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) www.cdc.gov, flu activity typically does not reach its peak in the U.S. until January or February. The CDC strongly urges getting the flu shot. Medical experts at the federal government say the protection you get from the flu vaccination will typically last throughout the flu season.
Palm Beach County doctor injury lawyer, Roberts, with the West Palm Beach medical malpractice law firm of Gary Roberts and Associates educates people should not be vaccinated without first consulting a physician. The following patients should never get a flu shot without their doctor’s approval:
-People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs.
-People who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination.
-People who developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of getting a flu shot
-Children less than 6 months of age (influenza vaccine is not approved for this age group)
-People who have a moderate-to-severe illness with a fever (wait until recovered to get vaccinated)
South Florida medical malpractice attorney, Roberts, states many clinics at local grocery stores and retail outlets, where pharmacies are present, offer “flu shot clinics”. These clinics typically do not have a medical doctor present. Roberts advises you see your personal doctor before receiving any type of vaccination. If you have been improperly screened or been injured by a vaccine shot you may be entitled to compensation.
Media Contact: Gary Roberts a medical malpractice lawyer in West Palm Beach, FL (561)686-1800
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