Vaccine Injury Fund: Lessons From a Vaccine Lawyer-“Covered” Vaccines in the Court (and the DTaP)
In this Lessons From a Vaccine Lawyer post, I lay out the specific vaccines that are covered in the Vaccine Court. When I say “covered,” I am referring to the vaccines that people have received that the Court/Legislature has deemed to be a vaccine that could have caused an injury.
Covered Vaccines in the Vaccine Injury Compensation ProgramThe following list of covered vaccines is published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The vaccines listed below are taken from the Vaccine Table that can be obtained from their website. Keep in mind that other requirements must be met in order to collect from the Vaccine Injury Fund. Having received one of the listed vaccines is one element in proving your case.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines (such as Gardasil(R) and Cervarix(R), which caused more than 60 deaths since 2006)
Vaccines containing tetanus toxoid (e.g., DTaP, DTP, DT, Td, or TT)
Vaccines containing whole cell pertussis bacteria, extracted or partial cell pertussis bacteria, or specific pertussis antigen(s) (e.g., DTP, DTaP, P, DTP-Hib)
Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine or any of its components (e.g., MMR, MR, M, R)
Vaccines containing rubella virus (e.g., MMR, MR, R)
Vaccines containing measles virus (e.g., MMR, MR, M)
Vaccines containing polio live virus (OPV)
Vaccines containing polio inactivated virus (e.g., IPV)
Hepatitis B. vaccines
Hemophilus influenzae type b polysaccharide conjugate vaccines
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
Hepatitis A vaccines
Trivalent influenza vaccines
The law making compensation for injuries realFrom the NVIC website: "The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986
NVIC's co-founders worked with Congress on the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. ?? 300aa-1 to 300aa-34). This historic law acknowledged that vaccine injuries and deaths are real and that the vaccine injured and their families should be financially supported and that vaccine safety protections were needed in the mass vaccination system. The law set up a federal vaccine injury compensation program as well as included legal requirements for vaccine providers to:
give parents vaccine benefit and risk information before their children are vaccinated;
keep written records of vaccine manufacturer names and lot numbers for each vaccination given;
enter serious health problems following vaccination into a child's permanent medical record; and
report serious health problems following vaccination to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)."