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Monday, November 21, 2022

What the Government Wants Vaccine Recipients to Know about the VICP


The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a federal program that serves as a source of financial recovery for individuals and families coping with the effects of vaccine injuries. While Congress established the VICP in 1988, the program remains relatively unknown, and over the past 34 years, less than 10,000 claimants have obtained compensation despite the hundreds of millions of vaccines administered in the U.S. annually.

While vaccine injuries are relatively rare, the number of successful VICP claims filed is far below the estimated number of vaccine injuries over the relevant time period.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

How Do the CDC and FDA Seek to Ensure Vaccine Safety?


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States


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Monday, June 6, 2022

How Common are Vaccine-Related Injuries and Illnesses?


How common are vaccine-related injuries and illnesses? While there are several ways to answer this question, perhaps the most straightforward answer is that these injuries and illnesses are extremely rare in comparison to the number of vaccines administered in the United States each year. In this article, vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant discusses some key statistics and highlights the most-common vaccine-related injuries and illnesses based on data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).


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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

10 Questions to Determine if You Have a Vaccine Injury Claim


While vaccine injuries are relatively rare, they do happen. Each year, the federal government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) receives approximately 5,000 reports of serious vaccine injuries, and hundreds of individuals and families receive compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

The VICP is an important federal program that provides a source of financial recovery to individuals and families who are coping with the effects of vaccine injuries.


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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

2021 Year-End Vaccine Injury Claim Statistics


The U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) published year-end statistics for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) on January 1, 2022. Since the VICP operates on a fiscal year, the 2021 year-end data include claims from the first quarter of FY 2022. In this article, vaccine attorney Leah V. Durant highlights some notable 2021 year-end figures from the program.


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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Guillain-Barre Syndrome in Children


Children can face various health risks, from diseases such as the flu and chickenpox to physical injuries such as scrapes, bruises and broken bones. We rely on vaccines and health care providers to help protect our children, and we don’t expect getting our children vaccinated or taking our children to the doctor to result in even more harm.

Unfortunately, sometimes the unexpected happens. For example, one risk associated with getting vaccinated against the flu – for children and adults – is the risk of contracting Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). While cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome linked to the flu shot are rare, the link is strong enough for GBS to be listed as an


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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Where Can I Get a Flu Shot?


If you are like many people, one of the items on your holiday season to-do list is to get your annual flu shot. Flu activity peaks between December and February, and the U.


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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Understanding Legal Fees and Costs for Vaccine Injury Claims


For most people, cost is a key factor when it comes to hiring a lawyer. Many people choose not to hire a lawyer because they assume that it will be too expensive. But, while it is true that legal representation can be expensive in some cases, this is not the case when it comes to hiring a vaccine lawyer to pursue a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

In fact, you can hire a lawyer to handle your


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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Seeking Compensation for an HPV Vaccine Injury


The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is one of the many vaccines that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend for routine administration to children and adults. While the HPV vaccine is generally safe for most people, it carries certain risks, and these risks lead to serious consequences for a very small percentage of


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Monday, December 28, 2020

How Effective is the Annual Flu Shot?


The annual flu shot: Is it worth it? While federal, state and local health authorities recommend that most people get a flu shot each year, it has also been widely publicized that the flu shot’s vaccine effectiveness (VE) rating has not been particularly high in recent years. After peaking at 60 percent effectiveness during the 2010-2011 flu season, the flu shot’s VE rating dropped to just 19 percent four years later, and it has not been above 50 percent since the 2013-2014 season.


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Monday, October 19, 2020

VICP Compensation Surpasses $4 Billion in 2020


According to the September 1, 2020 Data & Statistics report from the U.S.


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