U.S. Government Compensation Payments for Deaths and Injuries due to Flu Shots Now Exceed $1 BILLION
Late last summer the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) reached a milestone that no one should be proud of. The total amount of compensation and fees paid out for injuries and deaths as the result of the influenza vaccine crossed the $1 Billion dollar threshold. This represents over 25% of the entire outlay from the Program was the result of injuries and deaths from the Influenza vaccine. This vaccine was only approved in 2005. Now we are approaching another milestone, the total number of petitions filed in one fiscal year. And regarding compensation for deaths and injuries due to childhood vaccines recommended by the CDC, how will those be compensated if they are taken together with a COVID-19 shot? During the last ACIP committee meeting in May 2021 there was a vote and overwhelming approval without any studies, reports or documents supporting the vote, to combine COVID vaccines and childhood vaccines during the same doctor appointment. Now if a child suffers an injury from the administration of a COVID vaccine and Gardasil, how and where does the parent go for compensation? COVID vaccine injuries currently belong in the CounterMeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) and Gardasil belongs in the NVICP. Can an injury petition claiming Gardasil which caused GBS be successful in the NVICP, or will our government claim the injury petition should have been prosecuted in the black hole, known as the CICP? It is a never ending, sometimes maddening observation of a federal judicial system that has turned its back on children and their parents.