As part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, the United States government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for processing vaccine injury compensation requests. Continue Reading
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that girls receive their first dose of the Gardasil vaccine between the ages of 11 and 12. According to a study released by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, only half of girls in that demographic are following the government’s recommendation.
Gardasil protects against the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is responsible for 99.7 percent of cervical cancers and several other cancers, according to Science 2.0.
The VICP is managed by three departments of the U.S. government: the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Justice, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
To be eligible for vaccine injury compensation, claimants must meet the following criteria: