Bowel Problems and Vaccine Injury

Am I eligible for vaccine injury compensation?

Bowel problems arising after a vaccination are generally mild and could include symptoms such as diarrhea that lasts for one to two days. While severe bowel problems after vaccination are rare, they can still occur.

Can the Rotavirus Vaccine Cause Bowel Problems?

Bowel problems stemming from a vaccine reaction happen in about 3 percent of children who get the rotavirus vaccine. Notably, a condition called intussusception may develop after a rotavirus vaccination.

If you or a loved one has experienced a bowel problem that could have come from a vaccine, take our free quiz to see if you’re eligible for vaccine injury compensation.

Intussusception and Vaccines

Intussusception is a serious condition in which part of the intestine slides inside another section like a telescope. This can cause a blockage or even cut off the blood supply to the affected area.

Symptoms of intussusception in children may include:

  • Drawing their knees up toward their chest
  • Crying very loudly
  • Vomiting blood or passing red mucus
  • Exhibiting jelly-like stool

If your child displays these symptoms of intussusception, seek immediate medical attention.

Am I Eligible For Vaccine Injury Compensation?

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) includes bowel problems from vaccines as a covered injury. If you or a loved one has developed a blood condition to a vaccine, take our vaccine eligibility quiz to see if you qualify for compensation. Our experienced vaccine injury attorneys can file a claim for you with the VICP, at no cost to you.

Am I eligible for vaccine injury compensation?