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Hib Vaccine Reactions and Vaccine Injuries

Find out if you have a claim in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program


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What is the Hib Vaccine

The Hib vaccine prevents Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) infections. Hib infections cause serious diseases like infections, throat swelling, meningitis, and infections of the bones or heart. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the Hib vaccine for infants and young children. The vaccine is safe and effective at preventing Hib diseases. However, as with all vaccines, serious side effects or vaccine injuries can occur.

If you had a severe reaction to the Hib vaccine, you may be eligible for compensation through a federal program called the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

Types of Hib Vaccines

Several types of Hib vaccines exist, and some help to protect against other diseases as well. Three Hib-only vaccines exist for infants from 2-15 months old. Two combination vaccines are available and protect against Hib and diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and polio, or Hib, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and hepatitis B. All Hib vaccines are covered by the VICP.

IMPORTANT: The information below does NOT apply to injuries from COVID-19 vaccinations.

Hib Vaccine Reactions and Side Effects

In the last twenty years, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program paid 44 people for severe injuries caused by the Hib vaccines. These injuries are rare, but can be life-altering. Some of the most common side effects of the Hib vaccine are:

Why You Should Hire the Vaccine Injury Lawyers at mctlaw

  • These claims are complex and involve filing a lawsuit against the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services. You may need to bring your case to trial against attorneys from the United States Department of Justice. 
  • You need a lawyer who is licensed to practice law in the United States Court of Federal Claims. 
  • There are less than 200 attorneys in the entire United States listed on the VICP website who represent vaccine injury clients. Not all of them work as full time vaccine injury attorneys. Mctlaw has 11 full-time vaccine injury attorneys and representing clients in the VICP and vaccine injury cases are their only focus.
  • Local personal injury lawyers usually don’t have the knowledge or experience to represent you in these cases. 

The attorneys at mctlaw have represented thousands of people and won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

See How Much We’ve Won For Our Vaccine Injury Clients

See a listing of mctlaw’s client awards. The entire dollar amount shown goes directly to our clients because our legal fees are paid separately by the Federal Court.

How the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Works

Mctlaw handles all vaccine injury cases through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), a no-fault program  created by the federal government to compensate people who have severe vaccine-related injuries. 

Clients will never have any legal expenses in these cases because the legal fees are covered by the VICP. 

The qualifications for VICP compensation are strict so having lawyers with significant experience in vaccine court is important.

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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