Vaccines Covered Under the VICP

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a federal program that helps compensate people who’ve suffered vaccine injuries. The program differs from a tort lawsuit in that it’s on a no-fault basis and doesn’t require the plaintiff to prove negligence. If you want to file with the VICP, you will need to meet certain qualifications. One of the qualifications is that the vaccine that injured you be on the list of vaccines the program covers.

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, the VICP will cover the following vaccines:

  • diphtheria;
  • tetanus;
  • pertussis (DTP, DTaP, Tdap, DT, TT, or Td);
  • measles, mumps, rubella (MMR or any components);
  • polio (OPV or IPV);
  • hepatitis A (HAV);
  • hepatitis B (HBV);
  • haemophilus influenza type b (Hib);
  • varicella (VZV);
  • rotavirus (RV);
  • pneumococcal conjugate (PCV);
  • trivalent influenza (TIV, LAIV);
  • human papillomavirus (HPV); and
  • meningococcal (MCV4, MPSV4).

It’s important to file your claim within three years of a vaccine injury or two years of a vaccine-related death. Other guidelines may apply in some cases, so you should speak with a medical malpractice or wrongful death attorney to help determine the best time to file. If you have questions, Chris Mellino and Tom Robenalt welcome you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation.

Filed under Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death.

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