About CICP


About the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program

CICP was created to provide compensation for serious countermeasure injuries. You can learn more about this program and the events leading to the creation of CICP by reading below or clicking on the following links:

CICP Rules

The CICP Administrative Implementation, Final Rule (FR) allows the CICP to evaluate and process requests for benefits filed by individuals who experienced serious physical injuries as a direct result of the administration or use of covered countermeasures identified by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in declarations issued under the PREP Act.


The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness, or PREP Act, established liability protections to covered persons (as defined in section 319F-3(i)(2) of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act)).  In addition to liability protections, the PREP Act established the CICP to provide compensation to eligible individuals for serious physical injuries or death directly caused by the administration or use of pandemic, epidemic, or security countermeasures identified in declarations issued by the Secretary pursuant to section 319F-3(b) of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-6d).


The countermeasures covered by the CICP are determined through declarations issued by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 The following are all declarations to date under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act:


Date Last Reviewed:  October 2017

Seasonal Flu

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.

CICP Fact Sheet

Contact Us

1-855-266-2427 (1-855-266-CICP)

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