COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Compensation Programs

Did you have a severe reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine? The CICP – Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program is currently the ONLY way to get compensation for a COVID-19 vaccine injury.

IMPORTANT: We have concluded that there is nothing our attorneys can do to help you in filing a claim in the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program. This doesn’t mean you should or should not file a claim in the CICP, simply that we do not believe there is a role for effective legal representation in the CICP administrative process.

How to File for Compensation in the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program – CICP

You can file a claim electronically at this website:

Follow the instructions on the right column of the webpage titled: Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP). 

IMPORTANT: You have exactly 1-year from the date of your COVID vaccination to file a claim. If you file even one day after the deadline, you will be ineligible.

Contacting the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program

Unfortunately, our law firm is not able to assist you in filing a claim in the Countermeasures Compensation Program.  However, you can contact the CICP directly with your questions:

Phone: 1-855-266-2427 (1-855-266-CICP)
Email: [email protected]
Mail: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program
5600 Fishers Lane, 08N146B
Rockville, MD 20857

Vaccine Injury Compensation Program – VICP

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program covers vaccines like the flu shot, MMR, DTap, HPV, pneumonia, and other childhood vaccines. THE VICP DOES NOT COVER THE COVID-19 VACCINE. The attorneys at mctlaw are advocating to move COVID-19 vaccines OUT of the CICP and into the VICP. We strongly believe that everyone injured by the COVID-19 vaccine deserves the same access to compensation in the long-established Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Box of COVID-19 Vaccine Vials

Sign-Up for e-mail notifications if COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Claims become eligible for the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in the future

IMPORTANT: We do not provide medical advice of any kind or vaccination exemption assistance.

Laws Proposed to Modernize Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) May Include COVID-19 Shots

Legislation to Modernize Vaccine Program

On June 10, 2021, a bipartisan group of United States Representatives introduced a bill to modernize the current Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The key elements of the bill would:

  1. Speed up the time it takes to add new vaccines to the VICP.
  2. Increase the statute of limitation to file a claim from 3 years to 5 years.
  3. Add more judges to the program so claims are processed faster.
  4. Increases the amount of damages that can be awarded 
  5. Expands the types of vaccines that can be covered by the VICP to include adult vaccines in addition to childhood vaccinations.

This proposed legislation could add COVID-19 vaccines into the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), making it easier for people with severe reactions to file a claim in the program. We will update you as the bill proceeds through the lawmaking process.

Is There Anything Else I Can Do Now?

  1. File a patient report in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and save a copy of it.

    The VAERS database tracks side effects from vaccinations like COVID-19. The VAERS staff tracks down vaccine doses and matches them to people reporting side effects within days. This massive database is managed by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control).

  2.  Sign the petition asking the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to add COVID-19 vaccines to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
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You’ll be directed to the online VAERS report form at the completion of the pre-claim COVID-19 vaccine injury questionnaire

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Sign the Petition

Ask the Secretary of HHS to add COVID-19 vaccines to the VICP now.

SIgn Up to Know If COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries are moved to the VICP

You’ll be among the first to know if the VICP opens up for claims.

IMPORTANT: We do not provide medical advice of any kind or vaccination exemption assistance.

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Our Attorneys in the News about COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries

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Altom Maglio interviewed by Reuters

Reuters’ Article on cICP

Attorney Altom Maglio is interviewed by Reuters about the “black hole” for  COVID-19 vaccine injury compensation and what can be done to make the program better.

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Altom Maglio interviewed by Bloomberg Law News

Bloomberg Law Article on Covid-19 Vaccine

Managing Partner, Altom Maglio, interviewed by Bloomberg over Covid-19 shot and the VICP. 

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Altom Maglio interviewed by CNBC

CNBC Article on Compensation for Rare COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries

Altom Maglio, Managing Partner, interviewed by CNBC regarding limited compensation available for victims of covid vaccine injuries.

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Altom Maglio interviewed by Bloomberg Law News

Bloomberg Law Article on VICP

Managing Partner, Altom Maglio, interviewed by Bloomberg over changes to the vaccine program and what it means for COVID injuries.

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Anne Toale Interviewed by WSB-TV in Atlanta

Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2 Story on CICP

WSB Channel 2 explains the difference between VICP and CICP and why the Countermeasures program is a black hole of secrecy.

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“SIRVA is the vaccine injury you have never heard of- and there’s a ‘court’ for it.

Anne Toale Interviewed by USA TODAY

Reuters’ USA TODAY on Last Minute Changes to Vaccine Program

“‘The worst possible time’: HHS gives cold shoulder to victims of common vaccine injury.”
By Ken Alltucker

Interview with Anne Toale
Anne Toale Interviewed by Fox 4 News

ABC 7 News Interview with Anne Toale and her Vaccine Injury Client

ABC 7 News Anchor Jacqueline Matter interviews Attorney Anne Toale and her former vaccine injury client Curtis Devlin about the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and COVID-19 vaccines.

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Anne Toale Interviewed by Fox 4 News

Fox 4 News at 6pm – Kansas City

“Metro healthcare worker describes severe allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine.” Reporter: Kera Mashek

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Anne Toale Interviewed by Bloomberg News

Bloomberg Article on COVID-19 Vaccine Compensation

“The Rush for a Vaccine Leaves Little Recourse for Anyone It Harms” By Valerie Bauman and Susan Decker

Anne Toale Interviewed by USA TODAY


“Government program tapped to pay for COVID-19 vaccine injuries rarely sides with consumers.” By Ken Alltucker

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Anne Toale Interviewed by Associated Press

Associated Press Article on CICP

“Rare vaccine injury claims steered to obscure federal office.”  By Bernard Condon and Matt Sedensky

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Anne Toale Interviewed by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Associated Press Article on CICP

“Can your employer make you get the COVID-19 vaccine? Legal experts say the answer is yes.”  By Bruce Vielmetti

Altom Maglio Interviewed about CICP
Altom Maglio Interviewed by network news crew

CNBC Interview About CICP

Attorney Altom Maglio interviewed on camera for an upcoming network news story on the pitfalls of the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program and why the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is the right place for COVID-19 claims.

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Altom Maglio Featured Speaker

Attorney Altom Maglio’s presentation: Legal Issues Raised from Adverse Medical Side-Effects of the COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine News

  • New Suggestions to Fix the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program for COVID-19 Injuries

  • FDA Warns The public About J&J COVID-19 Vaccine for Neurological Complications

  • FDA Approves Third COVID-19 Vaccine

Content Reviewed by Anne Carrión Toale – Vaccine Injury Lawyer

Anne Toale, Attorney at MCTLaw

Anne Carrión Toale, Esq. is a vaccine injury attorney at mctlaw. Anne helps vaccine injury clients get compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) before the Vaccine Court in the United States Court of Federal Claims. Ms. Toale has served as past president of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association, where she provided education and assistance to other attorneys throughout the United States practicing in the area of vaccine injury compensation.


Complete this pre-claim update and mctlaw will let you know as soon as money becomes available for COVID-19 vaccine injury claims through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

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