Countermeasures are administered to prevent, diagnose or treat a declared pandemic, epidemic or security threat.
You have one year from the date you received the covered countermeasure to request benefits.
Occasionally, a pandemic, epidemic, or security danger threatens our country.
To combat these threats, the government supports the development of countermeasures. 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.
A countermeasure is a vaccination, medication, device, or other item recommended to diagnose, prevent or treat a declared pandemic, epidemic or security threat.
Federal declarations issued by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services specify the countermeasures covered by the Program.
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.
Download the CICP fact sheet (PDF - 56 KB)
Provides access to 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
Milvax, The Military Vaccine Agency
Provides vaccine information and resources for the U.S. Department of Defense
Vaccine Healthcare Centers Network (PDF - 1.7 MB)
Provides consultation services and improves U.S. Department of Defense vaccine safety surveillance, reporting, and outcomes
Last Reviewed: March 2017
Seasonal influenza vaccines are not covered countermeasures under the CICP. If you received the seasonal influenza vaccine or other vaccines covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) 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, see the VICP.
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