Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs: About the VICP  |  Covered Vaccines  |  Who Can File

About the VICP

What vaccine liability protection is afforded to vaccine administrators?

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Are there legal requirements for vaccine companies to distribute and administer vaccines not licensed in the U.S.?

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Covered Vaccines

What is the Vaccine Injury Table?

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How are changes made to the Vaccine Injury Table?

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Do the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) settlements indicate any safety concerns by the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the vaccine alleged to cause the injury?

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If a new vaccine product is licensed, what needs to occur before the vaccine will be covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)?

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Are vaccine-related injuries or deaths related to vaccines that are not yet licensed in the U.S. compensable under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)?

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Are all pneumococcal vaccines covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)?

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Are all formulations of meningococcal vaccine, including those that are not licensed in the United States and are under Investigational New Drug application (IND), covered under the VICP?

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Are maternal immunizations (vaccines administered to pregnant women) covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) and are related injury claims eligible for compensation in the VICP?

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Who Can File

Are there age restrictions on who may receive compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)?

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Can an individual who suffered a serious injury after receiving both the seasonal flu vaccine, which is covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), and the 2009 H1N1 vaccine, which is covered by the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP), file a petition with both programs?

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Is eligibility to receive compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) affected by whether a covered vaccine, such as Tdap, is administered off-label or against Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) administration recommendations?

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Are individuals who receive a covered vaccine outside of the U.S. eligible to file a petition with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)?

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Disclaimer

The content of this website reflects the current thinking of the United States Department of Health and Human Services on the topics addressed and does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind the Department or the public. The ultimate decision about the scope of the statutes authorizing the VICP is within the authority of the United States Court of Federal Claims, which is responsible for resolving petitions for compensation under the VICP.

 

 

Date Last Reviewed:  September 2017