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Issue No 49

Summer 2021

Vaccines injuries compensation programs in different countries

by

Tommie Crum, Kirsten Money, Boss Opiyo, Kuch Yal

Under the supervision of Dr Birendra Tiwari

 

We are in year 3 of a pandemic, and we have vaccines – so far 3 types are approved in the US, and 9 are sitting in the line. As always, there are many pros- and cons- immunization. But the most heated debates are related to putative side effects and injuries caused by different types of vaccines.

In the US, we have 2 options for resolving vaccine injury claims. The first that provides compensation to people found to be injured by certain vaccines is a traditional tort system. The second one is federal “The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)”.

And how is it in other countries? A curious group of students decided to investigate.

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