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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

2020 Year in Review: VICP Updates and Trends in Vaccine Injury Claims


As we close the books on 2020 and look ahead to the New Year, it is worth taking a look back at what we learned during the year that we leave behind. Each year, we publish numerous articles on our blog about vaccine safety, vaccine injuries and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), and 2020 was no exception. Here is a look back at some of the top articles published by national vaccine lawyer Leah V.


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Thursday, December 31, 2020

What is the Current Status of the COVID-19 Vaccine?


As people in countries around the world await the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine, the first immunizations are now underway with Pfizer’s vaccine, and numerous additional vaccines are going through the research, development and approval processes. With the extraordinary pace of development, the large number of vaccines that are working their way toward widespread distribution, and the different approaches being taken by different countries (and even different states), it can be difficult to know where things stand. Here, vaccine attorney Leah V.


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Monday, July 27, 2020

Which Vaccines are FDA-Approved?


In the United States, there are two federal agencies that share primary responsibility for ensuring that vaccines are safe for the public. These are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While the CDC provides vaccine recommendations and general oversight with regard to vaccine safety, the FDA is responsible for determining whether individual vaccines should be authorized for use in the United States at all.


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Monday, June 1, 2020

When Does the CDC Consider a Vaccine “Safe”?


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers all approved vaccines to be generally safe for most people. In fact, on its website, the CDC simply states, “Vaccines are safe and effective.” However, all vaccines have known side effects, and getting vaccinated can lead to serious medical issues in some cases.


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