What vaccines are covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP, DTaP, Tdap, DT, TT, or Td), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR or any components), polio (OPV or IPV), hepatitis A (HAV), hepatitis B (HBV), Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib), varicella (VZV), rotavirus (RV), pneumococcal conjugate (PCV), and trivalent influenza (TIV, LAIV) vaccines.
To be eligible for compensation claims must be filed:
- within 3 years after the first symptom of the vaccine injury; or
- within 2 years of the vaccine-related death and not more than 4 years after the start of the first symptom of the vaccine-related injury from which the death occurred; or
- 2 years from the date the vaccine is covered for injuries or deaths that occurred up to 8 years before the date the vaccine is covered (list.asp). For example, hepatitis A was covered by the VICP as of December 1, 2004, and claims have to be filed by December 1, 2006 for injuries or deaths that occurred on or after December 1, 1996.
For individuals filing a claim, the appropriate filing deadline is the one above that provides them with the most time to file their injury or death claims.
What if you suffer a side effect from the vaccine?
You may be eligible to bring a claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Learn more here.