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Thu Apr 24, 2014, 10:36 AM

1. Information from the U.S. Dept. of HHS: HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA) website.

http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/index.html

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

On October 1, 1988, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-660) created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP was established to ensure an adequate supply of vaccines, stabilize vaccine costs, and establish and maintain an accessible and efficient forum for individuals found to be injured by certain vaccines. The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims that provides compensation to people found to be injured by certain vaccines. The U. S. Court of Federal Claims decides who will be paid. Three Federal government offices have a role in the VICP:

* the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS);
* the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ); and
* the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (the Court).

The VICP is located in the HHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation.

Authorizing Legislation (PDF- 497 KB)

Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund provides funding for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to compensate vaccine-related injury or death claims for covered vaccines administered on or after October 1, 1988.

Funded by a $0.75 excise tax on vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for routine administration to children. The excise tax is imposed on each dose (disease that is prevented) of a vaccine. Trivalent influenza vaccine for example, is taxed $0.75 because it prevents one disease; measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, which prevents three diseases, is taxed $2.25.

The Department of Treasury collects the excise taxes and manages the Fund’s investments. Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund Monthly Reports


http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/vaccinetable.html

CAREFULLY NOTE: encephalitis mentioned twice; autism not mentioned at all.


http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/data.html

Data & Statistics

Statistics Report - April 2, 2014

* Claims (Petitions) Filed: Listed by Fiscal Year
* Claims Compensated or Dismissed with Number and Amount of Award Payment: Listed by Fiscal Year
* Claims Filed and Compensated or Dismissed: Listed by Vaccine
* National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) Adjudication Categories by Vaccine for Claims Filed Calendar Year 2006 to Present

Since the first National Vaccine Injury Compensation (VICP) claims were filed in 1989, 3,554 compensation awards have been made. Over $2.7 billion in compensation awards have been paid to petitioners, and over $110.3 million have been paid to cover attorneys' fees and other legal costs.

To date, 9,754 claims have been dismissed. Of those, 4,789 claimants were paid over $61.8 million to cover attorneys’ fees and other legal costs.

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