Compulsory Vaccination of U.S. Armed Forces Remains Controversial

Compulsory Vaccination of U.S. Armed Forces Remains Controversial

In 1777, George Washington led the first mandatory military vaccination program when he directed soldiers of the Continental Army to be inoculated against smallpox. Soldiers had the option of voluntarily exposing themselves to the smallpox pustules either by scratching their arms or inhaling it through their noses.1 The story of George Washington being the first […]

So What Happens if You Get Injured by a COVID-19 Vaccine?

So What Happens if You Get Injured by a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Opinion | The experimental COVID-19 vaccines are being released first to a designated group of health care workers and residents of senior living facilities. As more of the vaccines becomes available, people at high-risk to the SARS-CoV-2 virus due to their medical conditions will be given an opportunity to get vaccines. Finally, the general public […]

Government Proposes Making It Harder to Get Vaccine Injury Compensation

Government Proposes Making It Harder to Get Vaccine Injury Compensation

In July 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a notice of proposed rule making in the Federal Register1 that would remove shoulder injuries and vasovagal syncope from the Vaccine Injury Table used by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). The proposed rule making would also eliminate Item XVII, whereby […]