Vaccine Reactions

Am I eligible for vaccine injury compensation?

Vaccines are essential for preventing many illnesses. The spread of a contagious disease is limited when herd immunity is reached safeguarding not only those who receive them, but also vulnerable individuals, such as infants and those with chronic health conditions.

While the majority of vaccines are administered without incident, vaccine injuries can occur. If you have an adverse reaction to a vaccine, no matter how minor, it’s essential to promptly report it to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS serves as an early warning system for potential vaccine safety concerns with vaccines in the U.S.

If you believe you’ve been injured by a vaccine, you may be eligible for compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Our vaccine injury attorneys can help you understand your vaccine injury and eligibility for this program.

If you or a loved one has experienced a reaction to a vaccine, take our free quiz to see if you’re eligible for vaccine injury compensation.

The Vaccine Injury Table

The VICP maintains an updated list of vaccines known to cause injury. This list, called the Vaccine Injury Table, lists the vaccines covered under VICP and the possible injuries that can occur with each one.

If your specific injury is not listed on the table, you may still be eligible to receive compensation.

If you think you have been injured by a vaccine, we can help file a claim for you with the VICP, at no cost to you.

Types of Vaccine Reactions

Vaccine reactions can vary in severity and may include:

  • Allergic reactions. With allergic reactions, the body overreacts to a substance such as food, bee venom or medicines. Allergic vaccine reactions include anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock.
  • Autoimmune disorders. These reactions happen when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy body tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease and Guillain-Barré syndrome are examples.
  • Blood conditions. Vaccine-related blood conditions include immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) and others.
  • Bowel problems. These can include diarrhea, bowel obstructions and intussusception.
  • Nerve damage and pain. Vaccine-induced nerve damage can include conditions such as brachial neuritis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM).
  • Brain conditions. Brain and other neurological conditions can include encephalitis, ADEM and seizures.
  • Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA). Incorrect vaccine administration of a vaccine can cause a shoulder injury, such as rotator cuff tear and bursitis.
  • Other vaccine reactions. Less-common vaccine reactions include chronic arthritis and several reactions that result in the illness the vaccine is designed to prevent.

Am I Eligible For Vaccine Injury Compensation?

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) includes multiple vaccine reactions as a covered injury.

If you or a loved one has developed a reaction to a vaccine, take our vaccine eligibility quiz to see if you qualify for compensation. Our experienced vaccine injury attorneys can file a claim for you with the VICP at no cost to you.

Am I eligible for vaccine injury compensation?