About 10,300 claims had been submitted as of October 1. Nearly 70% claim that receiving COVID-19 vaccinations caused them harm. Of those, 3 more COVID-19 vaccine injuries were approved for compensation by US authorities.
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Three more COVID-19 vaccination injuries have met the threshold for compensation, according to US regulators on October 20.
Six claims filed with the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) have now been confirmed to be compensable, according to a Health Resources and Services Administration official speaking at a vaccinations meeting. All of the claims concern COVID-19 vaccinations.
One is the outcome of serious allergic shock. The remaining five are the outcome of myocarditis, a type of cardiac inflammation.
Only one of the six vaccine-injured patients has received partial compensation. Officials are assessing “eligible expenses” for all six, according to the official.
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Since the COVID-19 pandemic was already declared an emergency, COVID-19 vaccine damage claims must be submitted to the CICP rather than the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
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A secret panel must determine if a claim has shown a causal connection between the ailment or death and the vaccine in order for it to be covered under CICP, which covers some serious illnesses and fatalities.
The program also provides coverage for some COVID-19 treatments.
According to the administration official, 48 claims were rejected because they failed to satisfy the statutory proof of causation requirement and/or the injury suffered is not covered.
About 10,300 claims had been submitted as of October 1. Nearly 70% claim that receiving COVID-19 vaccinations caused them harm.
VICP Claims Drop
The CICP is receiving far more claims than the VICP, which was established in the 1980s to protect vaccine producers from legal action.
VICP encompasses a variety of vaccines often administered to Americans, including the measles vaccine, the Hepatitis A vaccine, and the Tetanus vaccine.
The VICP received 2,057 claims in fiscal year 2021. Authorities in the United States paid approximately $203 million to settle claims, with an additional $36 million paid to attorneys representing harmed victims.
Only 995 claims were lodged in fiscal year 2022. This resulted in roughly $196 million in payments, plus an extra $34.2 million to lawyers.
VICP has a massive backlog. More than 1,500 claims are currently pending review.