CDC, FDA Approve First COVID-19 Vaccine for U.S.
The first COVID-19 vaccine approved by the CDC will start rolling out on Monday. On Saturday, Dec 12th, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) unanimously voted 11-0 to approve the Pfizer – BioNTech version of the vaccination. The panel approved the 2-shot vaccine for people 16 years and older.
Hospitals expect to get nearly $3 million doses delivered as soon as this Monday in what’s being called D-Day for the vaccine distribution with assistance from the military.
The CDC says it will monitor the vaccine for signs that it causes Bell’s Palsy as a vaccine injury. Four people in the test phase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine experienced facial paralysis reaction known as Bell’s Palsy. British drug regulators have warned people with severe allergies not to get the new vaccine after several cases of anaphylaxis in the UK. The FDA is requiring Pfizer to track anaphylactic reactions in the U.S. because of the British cases.
COVID-19 and Vaccine Injury Compensation Programs
For people in the United States who experience a severe vaccine injury or reaction after the COVID-19 shot, there are two federal vaccine injury compensation programs: The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) and The Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP).
The attorneys at mctlaw are reviewing COVID-19 vaccine injury cases across the country. Our attorneys have represented more people in the vaccine injury programs than any other firm and have won hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our vaccine injury clients.