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Reactions to Vaccines Covered in the NVICP

Vaccines Covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) compensates people who experience severe reactions from routinely given immunizations. However, the program does NOT include all vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) must recommend that a vaccine be given to children or pregnant women to be eligible for the list of covered immunizations. Below is the list of vaccines currently covered by they VICP: 

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Common Reactions to Vaccines

Bell's Palsy from a Vaccine

Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s Palsy is a form of facial paralysis that occurs after the facial nerve becomes inflamed.

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Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain.  It can be caused by a direct infection to the brain or by the immune system mistakenly attacking the brain.

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Neuromyelitis Optica

Neuromyelitis Optica, also known as Devic’s disease or NMO is a central nervous system disorder in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the optic (eye) nerve and the spinal cord.

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Brachial Neuritis

Brachial Neuritis is a disease that can cause pain and loss of function of the upper body and arms.

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a disorder that causes prolonged swelling and pain, typically in one limb.

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Transverse Myelitis

Transverse Myelitis is a rare neurological disorder in which both sides of the spinal cord become inflamed, causing paralysis, pain and more.

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Dermatomyositis is a disease where muscles become inflamed and debilitated.

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Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, also known as Wegener’s granulomatosis or GPA, is a swelling of the blood vessels that can reduce blood flow to the organs.

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Aplastic Anemia

Aplastic Anemia is a disorder in which the body produces insufficient red blood cells.

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Autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis is a condition where the body’s immune system attacks the liver cells, causing liver damage and dysfunction.

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Fainting (Syncope)

Fainting, known in the medical world as syncope, can occur after a variety of routine medical procedures, including the flu shot.

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Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, or CIDP, is a disorder that causes weakness and dysfunction in the limbs.

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Pemphigus is a disease that causes sores and blisters to appear on the skin, mouth, and genitalia.

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Henoch-Schlönlein Purpura

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP), also called IgA vasculitis, is a disease in which the blood vessels swell and can even leak.

Content Reviewed by Joseph Vuckovich – Vaccine Injury Lawyer

MCTLaw attorney Joseph Vuckovich

Joseph Vuckovich represents clients in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. He is based in mctlaw’s Washington, DC office. Joe studied neuroscience and psychology at Harvard where he earned his B.S. degree. He earned a Master’s Degree in biology from the University of Cambridge in the UK, and his law degree from New York University School of Law. Joe grew up in Pittsburgh and now lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and daughter.

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