Adults, Not Children, Get Most Vaccine Injury Compensation Awards
The estimated 1,000 claims that the VICP anticipates being filed in 2016 are projected to cost $224 million. Although the VICP was originally created by Congress to shield drug companies producing government licensed, recommended and mandated vaccines for children, today it is not children but adults injured by influenza vaccine who are receiving most of the compensation.
Some Vaccine Injured Adults Can Sue Vaccine Manufacturers
In effect, unlike the legal requirement under the 1986 law that shields vaccine manufacturers from civil liability for government recommended vaccines for children that are also used by adults, vaccine injuries sustained by adults from Vaccine injury compensationvaccines used exclusively by adults (like shingles and PNEUMOVAX 23 vaccines) can pursue civil lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers and negligent physicians in order to obtain vaccine injury compensation.
HPV Vaccine Uptake Remains Low
Though this vaccine has been marketed as an anti-cancer vaccine, the CDC’s HPV Fact Sheet 16 states that “there is no way to know which people who have HPV will develop cancer or other health problems.” Given these facts, it is difficult to understand how any reduction in HPV related cancers can be measured and/or attributed to the vaccine, regardless of the number of doses.