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2.5.1 What is the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)?




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This article is from the Childhood Vaccinations FAQ, by Lynn Gazis-Sax lynng@alsirat.com with numerous contributions by others.

2.5.1 What is the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)?

[Note: Answers to this and the following several questions are
extracted from a longer list of questions and answers put out by the
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (1-800-338-2382).]

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (the Act)
established the VICP. This Program went into effect in October 1988
and is a Federal "no-fault" system designed to compensate those
individuals, or families of individuals, who have been injured by
childhood vaccines, whether administered in the private or public
sector. The Program is administered jointly by the Court, the
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of
Justice (DOJ).


 

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