FluMist is a nasal-spray vaccine against influenza (“the flu”). It has been associated with severe side effects, such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). If you or your child was diagnosed with GBS, you may be eligible to file a FluMist Lawsuit.
FluMist® is a flu vaccine that is administered in a nasal spray instead of a traditional needle injection. Unlike other flu shots, FluMist contains a live flu virus that can cause infections, asthma, fevers, and other serious side effects.
How is FluMist Given?
FluMist is given in a single-dose (0.2-mL) nasal sprayer, with approximately 0.1-mL delivered into each nostril.
Can FluMist Cause Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)?
Yes. Like all flu vaccines, FluMist is associated with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). This is a rare but severe side effect that occurs within the first few months of receiving the vaccine. GBS causes rapidly-progressing paralysis.
Symptoms of GBS
- Weakness and tingling in the feet and legs that spread to the upper body
- Muscle pain
- Trouble walking
- Slow reflexes
- Tingling and burning sensation
If you or your child received FluMist and was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, you may be eligible for up to $250,000 in financial compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
What is the VICP?
Every year, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) pays millions of dollars to hundreds of people who are injured by vaccines. The program has existed since the 1980s and it is funded by a $0.75 tax on the sale of every vaccine that is sold in the United States.