The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program – Striking a Balance Between Individual Rights and Community Benefit

JAMA
January 29, 2019, Vol 321, No. 4, Pages 323-414
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/issue.aspx

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program – Striking a Balance Between Individual Rights and Community Benefit

  1. Cody Meissner, MD; Narayan Nair, MD; Stanley A. Plotkin, MD

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JAMA. 2019;321(4):343-344. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.20421
In this Viewpoint, the director and chief medical officer of the US National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VCIP) and colleagues review the history of and rationale for the program; explain the processes for updating injury categories and adjudicating and settling claims; and summarize the costs and success of the program in the context of the vast number of vaccine doses administered nationally.