The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was established in 1986 to help compensate vaccine recipients and their families who have been severely injured as a result of adverse effects from certain vaccines. A commonly asked question is:
1. Does the program (VICP) only cover children or are adults covered?
The program covers both children and adults. If an adult receives any of the vaccines listed on the vaccine table they are just as entitled to compensation as a child or child’s family.