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Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP)

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The Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) was created so that in the unlikely event you experience a serious injury from a covered countermeasure, you may be considered for benefits.

What is a countermeasure?

A countermeasure is a vaccination, medication, device, or other item recommended to diagnose, prevent or treat a declared pandemic, epidemic or security threat. On the rare chance you suffered a serious injury, or the death of a loved one, from the administration or use of a covered countermeasure, you may qualify for benefits.

Federal declarations issued by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services specify the countermeasures covered by the Program. Please review the “Covered Countermeasures” section of a declaration to determine the types of medical countermeasures that are covered by the CICP. Declarations have been issued for medical countermeasures against the following.

  • COVID-19
  • Marburg
  • Ebola
  • Nerve Agents and Certain Insecticides (Organophophorus and/or Carbamate)
  • Zika
  • Pandemic Influenza
  • Anthrax
  • Acute Radiation Syndrome
  • Botulinum Toxin
  • Smallpox

What are the differences between the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)?

The differences are included in the comparison of the CICP to the VICP.

Does the CICP cover the seasonal flu vaccines?

The CICP does not cover seasonal influenza vaccines.

If you received the seasonal influenza vaccine or other vaccines such as tetanus or the human papillomavirus vaccine and think that you had an adverse reaction from one or a combination of these covered vaccines, contact the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

Frequently Asked Questions: CICP

Will the CICP provide compensation to individuals injured by COVID-19 vaccines?

View the response on the FAQ page.

For other Frequently Asked Questions, please see:

Additional Links

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
U.S. Government information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Pandemic Influenza
U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Provides compensation to individuals found to be injured by or have died from certain vaccines

Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Branch (DHA-IHB)
Vaccine information and resources for the U.S. Department of Defense


Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act

Countermeasures Injury Tables

Smallpox Countermeasures Injury Table

Smallpox Countermeasures Injury Table Final Rule

Pandemic Influenza Countermeasure Injury Table (XML)

Pandemic Influenza Countermeasure Injury Table Final Rule (PDF) (PDF - 238 KB)

Contact Us - CICP

Health Resources and Services Administration, Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program, 5600 Fishers Lane, 08N146B, Rockville, MD 20857
1-855-266-2427 (1-855-266-CICP)

For your security, please do not send any personal information (Social Security Number, medical, legal, or financial documents, etc.) by email to the Program.

Please call the above number and you will receive information on sending emails safely and securely.

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