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Vaccine Injury Blog

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  • Writer's pictureWhit Long

What vaccines are covered by the NVICP

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) covers most vaccines routinely administered in the United States. To be covered, the CDC must recommend the category of vaccine for routine administration to children or pregnant women, and it must also be subject to a federal excise tax.

As part of the NVICP, there is a vaccine injury table that lists the injuries and/or conditions associated with some covered vaccines. If the first symptoms of injuries that are listed on the table occur within a specified time frame and the injury meets the definition included in the table, then it is presumed that the vaccine caused the injury.

The following vaccines are covered by the NVICP:

  • Diphtheria (i.e., DTP, DTaP, Tdap, DT, Td, TT)

  • Haemophilus influenza type b polysaccharide conjugate vaccines (i.e., Hib)

  • Hepatitis A (i.e., HAV)

  • Hepatitis B (i.e., HBV)

  • Human papillomavirus (i.e., HPV)

  • Seasonal influenza

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (i.e., MMR, MR, M, R)

  • Meningococcal (i.e., MCV4, MPSV4, MenB-FHbp, MenB-4C)

  • Pertussis (i.e., DTP, DTaP, Tdap)

  • Pneumococcal conjugate (i.e., PCV)

  • Polio (i.e., OPV or IPV)

  • Rotavirus (i.e., RV)

  • Tetanus (i.e., Td)

  • Varicella (i.e., VAR)

However, if a vaccine is not on the table or the injury does not meet the table requirements, it does not necessarily mean that you cannot seek compensation through the NVICP for injuries sustained. What it does mean, though, is that you will have to prove that the vaccine caused your injury, and that can be rather burdensome and expensive.

Fortunately, our team is very experienced in representing individuals who have been injured by vaccines. So, if you have been injured by a vaccine and believe you might have a case, give us a call. We’d be happy to assist you.


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