Understanding the Vaccine Court – Part 2: What Vaccines are Covered in the VICP?
Each year, millions of children and adults are vaccinated. While most times the side effects of vaccines are minimal, there are cases where individuals have permanent injuries, or even death, following a vaccination. 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.
What vaccines are covered under the VICP?
• Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetnus (DTP, DtaP, Tdap, DT, Td or TT)
• Hemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib)
• Hepatitis A (HAV)
• Hepatitis B (HBV)
• Seasonal Influenza (e.g. flu)
• Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR, M, MR, R)
• Meningoccal (Conjugate and Polysaccharide)(MCV4, MPSV4, MenB-FHbp, MenB-4C) (Meningitis)
• Polio (IPV, OPV)
• Pneumococcal Conjugate (Streptococcus Pneumonia Bacteria, Caused Bacterial Meningitis, death, ear infections in children- PCV)
• Rotavirus (RV)
• Varicella (VAR) (Chicken Pox)
• Papillomavirus (HPV) (STD), (Cervical Cancer)
• Any combinations of the above vaccines
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program(VICP) was developed to assist families and individuals injured or killed due to adverse reactions to vaccines. If you suspect that you or a loved one have been injured after receiving one of the vaccines listed above, please immediately contact Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC to discuss your legal options by calling us at (800)431-9776, at no cost to you. You can also email Mark Krueger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Furthermore, the fees and costs associated with processing a claim are paid for out of the program so that there is no financial risk to you in bringing such a claim.