Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New way to be compensated for anthrax/smallpox vaccine injuries

from Vaccine News Daily:
... Besides the H1N1 vaccine, countermeasures currently covered by the CICP (Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program of the DHHS' Health Resources and Services Agency) program include vaccines and drugs for anthrax and smallpox, under HHS declarations made in 2008, according to Bowman.

Many members of the U.S. military receive anthrax and smallpox vaccinations, depending on where they are deployed. Bowman said the CICP covers claims from military members related to those immunizations, but so far the program hasn't received any claims from military personnel, he reported.

He said the program is planning to make a presentation to the Department of Defense's vaccine agency to inform officials about the program and to request that they provide vaccine recipients with information about it.

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