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Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP)


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

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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.

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.

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.

About CICP

Filing for Benefits

Download the CICP fact sheet (PDF - 111 KB)

Do countermeasures cover the seasonal flu?

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).

Additional Links

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

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

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

Date Last Reviewed:  June 2020

Contact Us
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.


Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) ActCOVID-19 PREP Act Declaration (amended and published on June 8, 2020) (PDF - 236 KB)