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Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

It is important to understand that vaccines are rigorously tested for safety before they are approved for use. Like any medical product, vaccines can cause side effects, but the vast majority of these are minor and temporary, such as pain at the injection site, fever, or headache. Serious side effects from vaccines are rare and typically result from an allergic reaction to a component of the vaccine.]

However, if you or someone you know has experienced an adverse reaction to a vaccine, it is important to report it to the appropriate authorities. In the United States, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program that collects and analyzes reports of adverse events that occur after vaccination. VAERS is a joint program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If you believe you have experienced a vaccine injury, you can report it to VAERS through their website (https://vaers.hhs.gov/) or by calling 1-800-822-7967.

It is also important to note that the vaccine injury compensation program, known as the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), is a no-fault alternative to the traditional legal system for resolving vaccine injury claims. The VICP was established to ensure that individuals who are injured by vaccines can receive compensation for their injuries without having to go to court. If you believe you have experienced a vaccine injury and are seeking compensation, you can find more information about the VICP on the CDC’s website (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vicp/index.html).


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