Bloomberg Law
March 23, 2021, 10:16 AM

Covid-19 Vaccine Recipients Face Injury Payment ‘Black Hole’

Jacquie Lee
Jacquie Lee
Ian Lopez
Ian Lopez
Senior Reporter

Covid-19 vaccine recipients who suffer a rare injury will have a tough time getting compensated, as their only option right now is a little-known government program that critics say is opaque and offers payouts to just a handful of those who apply.

About 20 people have filed Covid-19 vaccine-related petitions with the HHS’s Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) between January 2020 and Feb. 16, 2021, according to a Freedom of Information Act document obtained by Bloomberg Law. Roughly 58 million vaccine doses were administered in the U.S. within that timeline, starting in mid-December.

Attorneys expect that for those who ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.