Vaccine Injury Payouts: Taxpayers on the Hook for over $3.8 Billion as Vaccine Makers Rake in Profits

Vaccine makers are in a win-win position that no other industry in America enjoys. While profits go to vaccine companies, the monetary amounts awarded to the vaccine-injured from “vaccine court” are paid for by taxpayers.

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The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) that went into effect in 1988 stipulated that vaccine manufacturers cannot be held liable for injuries or deaths that occur from use of their vaccines which are recommended for every child in America by the Centers for Disease Control.

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) or “vaccine court” created with this Act is not a court at all but actually a taxpayer funded government claims program that uses special masters, employees of Health and Human Services (HHS), rather than judges to make decisions on compensation to victims. The vaccine manufacturers are defended by taxpayer-funded, Department of Justice lawyers.

The petitioners on the other hand, while suffering from and paying for their or their child’s injuries, become embroiled in a litigious system where cases, according to the U.S. Government Accounting Office, are known to drag on for years.

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5 thoughts on “Vaccine Injury Payouts: Taxpayers on the Hook for over $3.8 Billion as Vaccine Makers Rake in Profits

  1. When was the First Amendment right to petition for a redress of grievances amended to allow the Federal government to pass any law to protect anyone?

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