‘Get your free flu shot!’ — it’s a battle cry heard every fall from the tip of Maine to the bottom of Southern California… from Wal-Mart, to libraries, to ‘free parking’ at the urgent care, Americans are being assaulted with programming that fall=flu=vaccines, despite the fact that statistics coming out of the U.S. Special Claims Court continue to tell a very different story.
As The Mom Street Journal reported earlier this week, flu shot settlements paid out for 2015 increased 1000%, from $4.9 million in 2014 to $61 million in 2015.
However, according to the U.S. Special Claims court’s statistical annual report released just this week, the number of vaccine injury cases filed against the flu shot increased again — this time by 55%, from 448 cases filed in 2015 to 694 filed in 2016.
(It’s important to note that the 1000% increase from 2014 to 2015 is for actual settlements, or payouts, from the billion-dollar vaccine court; The 56% increase is in the number of cases filed for injuries as a result of the flu shot, from 2015 to 2016.)
Whether or not the cases filed resulted in settlements were dismissed remains to be seen, that report will not be issued until the first week in January 2017, as is the annual ritual of the vaccine court.
Until then, health advocates, parents, health professionals, the CDC, politicians and other concerned citizens will have to wait and see, while simultaneously being assaulted by flu shot campaigns everywhere.