They aren’t perfect though, which is why “the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) may provide financial compensation to individuals who file a petition and are found to have been injured by a VICP-covered vaccine.”
But the NVICP is only in the United States.
Which Countries Have a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?
What do other countries do?
You will likely be surprised to know that many have their own vaccine injury compensation programs, including:
- Germany ( year of introduction – 1961)
- France (1963)
- Japan (1970)
- Switzerland (1970)
- Denmark (1972)
- Austria (1973)
- New Zealand (1974)
- Sweden (1978)
- UK Vaccine Damage Payments Unit (1979)
- Finland (1984)
- Government of Québec Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (1985)
- United States NVICP (1988)
- Taiwan (1988)
- Italy (1992)
- Korea National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (1994)
- Norway (1995)
- Iceland (2001)
- Slovenia (2004)
- Hungary (2005)
Does this prove that vaccines are dangerous?
“Vaccines are extremely safe and harm is rare. World-wide, more than 30,000 vaccine doses are delivered per second through routine immunization programs, which,in turn, prevent an estimated 2 million to 3 million deaths annually. The occurrence of serious adverse events, such as those that result in death, threaten life, require inpatient hospitalization, or result in significant disability, are rare (eg, <1 adverse event occurs per 10 million doses for tetanus toxoid vaccines, 1-2 adverse events per 1 million doses for inactivated influenza vaccine, and none for hepatitis A).”Halabi et al on A Global Vaccine Injury Compensation System
Of course not!
Should all countries have a compensation program?
“The most important justification, however, is an ethical argument from justice and equity: introduction of a vaccine injury compensation scheme acknowledges the unique situation that routine childhood immunization is a public health measure, given and accepted in good faith, that may occasionally damage the recipient.”David Isaacs on Should Australia introduce a vaccine injury compensation scheme?
People shouldn’t have to fight for compensation for the rare circumstance for when a true vaccine injury does occur.
More on International Vaccine Injury Compensation Programs
- Diagnosing Vaccine Injuries
- About Those Lawsuits That Almost Put Vaccine Manufacturers out of Business
- Is Ocular Palsy a Vaccine Injury?
- Can Parents Still Sue Vaccine Manufacturers?
- Has the Vaccine Court Compensated over 70 Families for Autism?
- Is a Crooked Face a Sign of a Vaccine Injury?
- If vaccines are safe, why has the US gov. paid out $3 BILLION to vaccine-injured families?
- Debunking anti-vaccine arguments: VAERS, package inserts, and the VICP do not prove that vaccines are dangerous
- Vaccine injury payouts – another trope that abuses NVICP statistics
- Vaccine Injury Compensation Programs
- WHO – No-fault compensation following adverse events attributed to vaccination: a review of international programmes
- Study – Vaccine injury compensation programs worldwide.
- Study – Mandatory vaccination and no fault vaccine injury compensation schemes: An identification of country-level policies
- Appendix E – Vaccine-Injury Compensation in Other Countries
- A Global Vaccine Injury Compensation System
- Management of vaccine safety in Korea
- Rationalizing vaccine injury compensation.
- The Case for a VICP for Canada
- Should Australia introduce a vaccine injury compensation scheme?
- Routine vaccination leaves man quadriplegic? Open Letter to Channel Nine
- The Hammond Dilemma – adverse events and anti-vaccination activism