Over $4 Billion Paid for Vaccine Injuries and Deaths

Over $4 Billion Paid for Vaccine Injuries and Deaths

A Dec. 1, 2018 update by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) reported that the total amount of awards to children and adults who have been injured or died after receiving federally recommended childhood vaccines has surpassed $4 billion.1 2

The VICP was created by Congress under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 as a federal compensation system alternative to vaccine injury lawsuits filed in civil court.3

According to an article published in Fair Warning, almost no media attention has been given to payouts made to vaccine victims by the government, which are adjudicated in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (also known as “Vaccine Court”).1 Fair Warning points out that one of the reasons that the “Vaccine Court” works in relative obscurity is because public health officials maintain that “vaccines provide vast public health benefits” and are reluctant to talk about vaccine casualties for fear that publicity about vaccine injury compensation awards would dissuade the public from getting vaccinated.1

The HRSA report reveals that over the past 30 years (since 1989), the VICP has received 20,123 petitions claiming vaccine injury and death, out of which 18,000 claims have been resolved. Of those 17,576 cases, 6,313 cases (about two out of three claims) have received compensation awards via settlements or judgments.1 2 Nevertheless, HRSA does not acknowledge that vaccine injuries are rare and estimates that one person has been compensated for every million doses distributed in the United States.1 However, HRSA fails to acknowledge that there is no mechanism for measuring how many injuries and deaths after vaccination have occurred but have never been reported.

According to Christina Ciampolillo, president of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association (lawyers that file cases in to the VICP), “The vast majority of people that are coming to my office because they suffered an injury are people who did not even know these types of injuries were a possibility.”1

The issue at hand is that the number of petitions to the VICP has dramatically increased over the last few years. Approximately $1 billion (a quarter of the total amount of payout since 1989) has been given out to vaccine-injured victims in just the last four years.1

While some insist that the VICP has safeguarded the public health by protecting the vaccine supply and keeping vaccine injury lawsuits out of the courts, while protecting the public perception that vaccine are very safe, consumer advocates have a different view.1

Fair Warning quotes Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of The National Vaccine Information Center, who said, “We’re bitterly disappointed. In my view, this has been turned into stockholder’s dream and a consumer’s worst nightmare,”1 She noted that two thirds of petitioners to the VICP are turned away, which deviates from the original purpose of the VICP—to presume causation unless there is another biologically plausible explanation for the injury or death following vaccination.1

In 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) was critical of the VICP, pointing out that most claims took multiple years—some more than a decade—to be resolved.4


1 Wolfe E. Federal Vaccine Court Quietly Pays Out BillionsFair Warning Dec. 12, 2018.
2 Health Resources and Services Administration. Vaccine Injury Compensation DataHhsa.gov Dec. 2018.
 National Vaccine Information Center. National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. NVIC.org.
 Government Accountability Office. Vaccine Injury Compensation: Most Claims Took Multiple Years and Many Were Settled Through Negotiation. GAO.gov Nov. 21, 2014.

48 Responses to "Over $4 Billion Paid for Vaccine Injuries and Deaths"

  1. GEORGE DEFRANCA   January 10, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Buh, buh,buh, but I thought that vaccines are safe? That they can’t possibly cause harm? Wh, wh,wh, what? Why would our government lie to us?

    • Dr. Eldridrika Chaplin   January 23, 2019 at 4:19 am

      Good question George Defranca

      I noticed billions being bloated into the students as vaccines are mandated by law.
      Do you think that they have taken vaccinations?

    • Robert Downey Jr.   December 2, 2019 at 2:45 pm


    • Robert Downey Jr.   December 2, 2019 at 2:47 pm


  2. INGRID C DURDEN   January 10, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    The government and press are very happy to report thousands of deaths of the flu (which include almost anything respiratory infection, not just flu) but are very reluctant to tell, how many people get harmed by these vaccines. I would like to know how many of these flu deaths, had the shot. Would they publish that? I doubt it.

    • Dr. Eldridrika Chaplin   January 23, 2019 at 4:28 am

      Ingrid Durden your right its twisted,

      Sorta seems like hidden agendas have risen – Furthermore thousands may continue to bear the burden of forced vaccines.

      • Steven Stillwell   May 29, 2019 at 8:30 pm

        Kind of like claiming *you’re* a doctor to portray a false sense of authority.

      • Robert Downey Jr.   December 2, 2019 at 2:49 pm

        U R SO RIGHT

    • Steven Stillwell   May 29, 2019 at 8:28 pm

      Ingrid C Durden


      Google is your friend. It is only 20%. Imagine how many more thousands would die if not for the flu vaccine?

      • Michael Hastings   July 30, 2019 at 1:40 pm

        Steven, that is self reported data. Anyone knows you can’t take that for absolute fact.

      • Jason   September 30, 2019 at 7:44 am

        Google is not your friend, neither is the CDC. Subject pending, the first pages of google search results are highly biased garbage. Use a different search engine and look for 3rd party research on any topic you wish to learn about. The truth is an extremely hard pill to swallow. What corporations are willing to do for big $ is astounding!

        • Sam   October 5, 2019 at 5:27 pm

          This. 100%.

      • Debbie   May 24, 2020 at 6:14 am

        Google is not our friend anymore – google is highly censored, just like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, especially now people are realising the harmful truth about vaccines. Go to another search engine, for example http://www.bing.com and type in ‘the truth about vaccines’ and type exactly the same in the google search engine, and see the propaganda for yourselves – google and the other social media giants are purposely removing ALL anti vaccine or vaccine injury (and anti covid / questioning based documents). Mark Zuckerberg has admitted to it yet continues to do it. Despicable.

      • P D   September 29, 2020 at 12:06 am

        Google is NOT your friend, it is like saying the government is your friend…oh wait Google IS THE GOVERNMENT knucklehead! Healthy people died getting flu shot. Vaccines can have ANY POISON in them they want as they are IMMUNE FROM PROSECUTION IN LAWSUITS, FOR DAMAGES THEY CAUSE. You have a beautiful BRAIN…USE IT! Stop playing checkers with it and start using it to play chess. The world is way more complex than you know.

      • Linda   October 11, 2020 at 4:02 am

        Based on what is going on in the world today 10/2020 from when you wrote this comment, I wonder how your feeling about Google and CDC now. Have they both proven to you yet that they are not to be trusted and how they are a major part of the problem that is leading this country to forced vaccines? And your other comment…” Claiming you’re a doctor to portray a false sense of authority”… You just described Bill Gates and his demands on everyone getting vaccinated….Where is his Medical License?

      • Roger Hammacm   October 24, 2020 at 12:54 pm

        Did you know the vaccine manufactures industry has zero studies of their ingredients of aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde, monkey DNA, and many other toxins and cancer causing ingredients in the Vaccines that effects of crossing the blood brain barrier?

  3. Theresa Terry Lytle   January 10, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    My multiple sclerosis started in 1983, immediately following the DTP vaccine in the military. And I mean within DAYS. Colon stopped permanently. Feet became numb. Documented in my military medical records within days of that vaccine. The military refused to do any testing and wrote it off as IBS and SHIN SPLINTS (for fire and numb tingling crawling up my legs after running – but no other time until a few years later – NOT shins!). I was 23 years old.

    I have my shot records and military records. It has only recently been supported that the DTP vaccine can cause multiple sclerosis. Can I still file a claim for my misery and disability from this vaccine?

    • Dr. Eldridrika Chaplin   January 23, 2019 at 4:35 am

      Wouldn’t that be wonderful if you could. Sadly these con artist seem so scam – ish
      that would intentionally avoid all responsibilities for their action.

      But it’s a smart start to promote consequences for behaviors

    • CKessler   February 10, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      Yes you must file with the VA and on the VA Registry List. Do not delay !!!My husband served in Vietnam as recon in the Central Highlands in Ah Khe pass in 1965 and was sprayed with Agent Orange (AO) by Monsanto. In 1998 my husband requested he be examined and place on the AO Registry List since his Immune system was failing. In 9-22-1998 The Va Enrollment employee lied to my husband when she stated “… your records were burned in the St Louis fire, therefore as far as the VA is concerned you do not exist…” My husband had his original DD214 on her desk. Had she enrolled him the VA would have found the cancer at stage I instead of at Stage IV aggressive 4.5 years later. Read the book ” Vaccine A” ( find on amazon). Many Airforce Pilots came down with Lupus and were found blind from the vaccination for ‘anthrax’ at airbase in on east coat of US … Many refused to be vaccinated and left the Airforce when they saw what happened to their friends who came down with Lupus.

  4. Louise Gallagher   January 11, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Our government and our news media wouldn’t know the truth if it got in bed with them. They have lied so much for so long it is second nature. They claim how much they love the children and yet shoot them so full of crap and abortion clinics on every other corner. Oh yes, they love the children alright. I figured out that they didn’t want healthy children as there is NO money in healthy children. SO keep them sick and keep the money coming.

    • Dr. Eldridrika Chaplin   January 23, 2019 at 4:40 am

      Love your reasoning Louise Gallagher

      A well thought out plan to reduce the Human lifespan. Good to see your on it!

    • Amanda   February 22, 2019 at 10:28 am

      If they want to keep them sick, why not do away with vaccines and allow these diseases to return?

      • Legal Responsibility   March 8, 2019 at 12:56 pm

        I think that one way to solve this conflict between one side that want to force vaccination upon a population and the other side where Parents want a guarantee that the vaccine being administered is safe is to:

        a) Prior to vaccination, have the Doctor and Parent sign a Contract Agreement whereby the Doctor guarantees that the vaccine is safe. And that if any serious injury or death occurs within a certain period that is proven to have been caused by the vaccine, then the Medical Facility guarantees fair financial compensation for the Parent. If it is proven that the Medical Facility is not at fault, then the Medical Facility shall pursue litigation with the Vaccine Manufacturer for financial compensation recovery.

        b) Prior to vaccination, the Parent must conduct Medical and Physcological health exams from at least two legitimate and certified sources to prove that their child is perfectly healthy, both physically and mentally. In the event of injury or death, then these examination results shall be used and compared against post-vaccine examination results.

        c) If any Medical Facility or Vaccine Manufacturer refuses to cooperate with such fair compensation to guarantee safety, then such organization shall be prohibited and denied from providing vaccines to the public.

        What do you think?

        • Irene   March 10, 2019 at 9:46 pm

          Brilliant idea!

        • P D   September 29, 2020 at 12:10 am


        • Linda   October 11, 2020 at 4:17 am

          Yes, you can… vaccine harm can take years before showing damage. We need to start reporting even the slightest reaction directly to the vaccine injury organization. Telling the doctor that gave you the shot will try to convince you that there is no claim to file.. They are part of the problem by sweeping damage under the rug and not reporting it. We have seen Doctors report false information..

        • Linda   October 11, 2020 at 4:23 am

          Anytime a doctor asked me why I have not vaccinated my kids I would tell them that I will vaccinate them if they are willing to sign and notarize claiming that any reaction whatsoever that comes from it, that the doctor as the individual will compensate any damages short term and long term for the lifespan of the child to adulthood. They didn’t have confidence in the product since they wouldn’t sign.

  5. Michael Hall   January 12, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    The media buried the death of the New York congressman who died less than 2 weeks after participating in a flu vaccine campaign and receiving the flu vaccine to promote the safety of the flu vaccine. https://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/11/27/after-getting-flu-shot-new-york-state-senator-gets-sick-for-two-weeks-then-dies/

    • Dr. Eldridrika Chaplin   January 23, 2019 at 4:50 am

      Hey Michael, Imagine Congress family reactions.

      The wilder vision snapshots the penalties enforced on victims who refuse to be apart of this life or death; chance at destiny

  6. Dr Michael Farnham   January 13, 2019 at 2:05 am

    In my research, this “4 Billion” represents less than 10% of the total possible claims,,, since most people don’t know the compensation program exists. Just as any nurse or doctor. Therefore this number is likely considerablely greater.

    • Dr. Eldridrika Chaplin   January 23, 2019 at 5:01 am

      Dr. Farnham

      Could you imagine working class citizens struggling to make ends meet, when a medical expense kicks in, That’s before the Government shut down.

  7. Dean DeWitt   January 13, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Healthcare is killiing us, literally way ahead of accidents. But the news, they cover accidents and fires and stuff. So we now have seatbelts, airbags, automatic braking, more police enforcement of more laws, regulations and insurance. The news, they don’t ever talk of someone dies from a doctor’s drug order, hospital infections, or a medical mistake. If they did, maybe healthcare would be different. We spend more than any nation, on healthcare, but our efforts put us way down the list, maybe around 50ish by some measures of health. The news doesn’t print stuff like that; but they get lots of drug revenue on advertising. Meanwhile, we put foxes in charge of the hen house. I’m old. At this point, I don’t see much hope.

  8. Melinda Pillsbury-Foster   January 15, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    They are from the Government and they were there to lie to us, using our money to pay off the liabilities for what they did. They are NEVER, themselves, responsible.

  9. Dr Chaplin   January 23, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Currently I have 5 children in school + 1 that has been denied access to religious accommodations; that would permit the exercise of Natural Alternatives of well being over vaccines. Well I struggled for 1yr with my Principal about giving my son vaccines; but not surprised at all 11/20/2018 my son was removed from class. Overall prepared to fight for my basic Human rights and have contacted the Office of Civil Rights.

    So it seems that change starts here with us

  10. Brenda Joyce   February 25, 2019 at 8:57 am

    The question often in my mind: If vaccines are ‘safe and effective,” how can an unvaccinated child be a threat to a vaccinated child?

  11. Erika Morris   March 5, 2019 at 5:08 am

    Brenda joyce. Bec no matter what parents who vaccinate there children still somehow say unvaccinated kids spread the infections. If the vaccines worked why are parents so upset when kids don’t get there vaccinations. If vaccinations really work then the parents need to leave the unvaccinated kids alone. My kids are vaccinated I do not diss on ones who are not. If vaccines truly work why blame unvaccinated kids? There kids are vaccinated why are they complaining. There vaccinated right. Stfu and go on with ur day. Why u so worried about your vaccinated child if vaccines are what they say they are. I have one son who’s autistic. Was born fine. After his first few sets of vaccines he became unresponsive in my arms right in front of my eyes. He has severe autism. My sons Dr will agree on this. If vaccines really worked parents who’s kids are vaccinated need to stfu. Unless they have had this happen. If vaccinations end up being mandatory it’s against the rights of americans. It’s sad what the government does to get us all against eachother.

  12. KC   March 5, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Very young children and children with compromised immune systems can not always get vaccinated, and they will be at risk should there be an outbreak of infectious diseases in a population center that is undervaccinated.

    I would like to see more data on the types of injuries that are occurring and being compensated for through VICP. But one alleged or actual injury for every million vaccine doses doesn’t seem alarming to me.

  13. Don   March 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    The key is in order to get paid from the vaccine injury court the person must Prove the vaccine caused the injury. As hard as that is for the lay person to do and in spite of the fact that most Americans don’t even know of this court the payout is over 4 Billion$ . Horrific!!
    Follow the money. Who has the most to gain? Yep you guessed it BIG PHARMA.
    The reason congress sides with big Pharma is because they get $ support from big Pharma.
    Forced vaccination is illegal and unconstitutional. Remember INFORMED CONSENT??
    The last country that practiced forced experimental medicine on the public was nazi Germany by Dr Mengela. This is AMERICA!!

  14. Don   March 6, 2019 at 4:06 pm


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  15. Don   March 6, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Who is doing the moderating ??

  16. Marco Caceres   March 6, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I am. My name is Marco and I am the managing editor of The Vaccine Reaction.

  17. Shannon   March 15, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    What happens when its court ordered by a judg to take vaccines or the child cant attend public school? Its happening in Alabama I think. What then?

  18. Lilis S   March 24, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    I am recently effected by Flu Vaccine in November 2018; I have been active, healthy lifestyle. but my current life is totally different from the life I knows,I was poisoned by flu vaccine just 9 days after the shot,3 days comatose from respiratory failure; Sepsis; long hospitalization in result a lot of problems on my organs.

  19. Debra Mallonee   April 29, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Rothschilds own the federal reserve banks and tries to control what Washington DC does. They are strong satanic servants. Through the medical arts is how Nazi germany enters the United States to rob and slowly kill multitudes.

  20. james hand   August 24, 2020 at 7:24 am

    The people in control own everything, so they can brainwash anybody they like, in schools, universities, Tv, tabloids,.. indoctrination. Don’t think we can beat them, they are very ingrained into the system for centuries.. Rothchilds being one of them. So i hear!!!

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