There have been feature stories recently on the morning shows, nightly news programs, USA Today, Facebook and others, on efforts to reduce misinformation from anti-vaxx posts. These should not be confused with a Vaccine Injury and those offering help to people who have suffered an adverse reaction to a vaccine.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has been in place for over 30 years for persons who experience a Vaccine Injury, which occurs when a child or adult experiences certain adverse reactions after receiving one of the covered vaccines. The federal Health Resources and Services Administration, whose mission is to improve health and access to quality services for all Americans, administers the Program.
The Program is not against vaccinations. To the contrary, it exists because Congress wants to encourage them, while at the same time recognizing that, although rare, side effects to the flu shot and other commonly received vaccines are real. Congress also intended that there be wide spread awareness of the Program, along with easy and affordable access to making a claim. To achieve that purpose, a person can pursue a claim with the help of a lawyer, whose fees—if there is a reasonable basis for the claim—are paid by the Program.
How can Vaccine Injury Pros help you?
You can contact us about a possible Vaccine Injury by visiting our Contact page. And you can learn more about the Program and the firm’s representation of persons with possible Vaccine Injury claims by visiting the Vaccine Injury page and other articles in our Blog.