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Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was established as part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-660). The Compensation program is a no-fault program that helps to resolve vaccine injury claims and to provide compensation to children and adults who are found to be injured by a routine vaccine. The program has specific eligibility requirements for who may file a claim. Military beneficiaries and Service members are eligible to file a claim if they received a vaccine covered by the VICP and believe that they have been injured by this vaccine. In addition, there are general filing deadlines for claims. The general filing deadlines are:

  • For an injury, a claim must be filed within 3 years after the first symptom of the vaccine injury.
  • For a death, a claim must be filed within 2 years of the death and 4 years after the start of the first symptom of the vaccine-related injury from which the death occurred.

For more information about the VICP program and specific claim filing process, please visit the Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation website.

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