Bloomberg Law
March 15, 2021, 9:30 AM

Covid Shot Stampede Prompts Biden HHS to Retain Injury Payments

Jacquie Lee
Jacquie Lee
Ian Lopez
Ian Lopez
Senior Reporter

The Biden administration is taking the final steps toward dropping a Trump-era policy hindering people injured by vaccines from seeking federal compensation.

The decision has implications either way for the effort to immunize all Americans against Covid-19, but the Department of Health and Human Services said Friday that any changes to the vaccine injury program “could have a negative impact on vaccine administrators” and be at odds with the administration’s massive push to get all U.S. adults vaccinated this summer.

Biden initially paused the rule until April 23. Late last week, however, the administration proposed axing it, citing the coronavirus ...

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