Over $4 billion has been paid through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) for vaccine injury and death, over $1 billion within the last four years! A recent U.S Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) report reveals the VICP has received over 20,000 petitions claims vaccine injury or death. Over 17,500 claims have been resolved, with over 6,000 having received compensation.
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Do YOU know how to recognize a vaccine reaction?
Courtesy of the National Vaccine Information Center
Like with prescription drugs and other pharmaceutical products, reactions to vaccines can be mild or severe. There can be complete recovery or long-lasting health problems after vaccine reactions. Rarely, vaccine reactions can be fatal.
If you are making a decision about vaccination for yourself or your child, it is important to first become fully informed about each vaccine’s reported side effects, precautions, and contraindications, which means reasons for why a person may be at risk for having a serious reaction.