December 24th, according to USA Today, if there are side effects of the coronavirus vaccine in the United States, the success rate may be less than 10% if you want to claim compensation through the relevant bill currently established by the U.S. government.
In February this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) relaunched a bill called the Public Willing for Use and Emergency Preparedness Act, or PREP Act, which mainly gives the federal government the power to protect companies that produce and distribute emergency medical supplies, compared with For example, vaccine manufacturers.
Unless the company commits intentional misconduct, it will be protected by law until 2024. This means that in the next four years, if someone is vaccinated and has side effects, it will be basically impossible to win the company.
However, a medical response injury compensation program (CICP) was established in the PREP Act. In this compensation plan, if the side effects of vaccination are caused, you can get up to $10k in missed work and medical compensation per year, while the maximum compensation for death is about $50k.
In March 2020, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, announced that claims for side effects caused by vaccination against the novel coronavirus could be processed through this program. However, it is worth noting that the threshold of this compensation plan is very high.
It needs sufficient evidence to prove that your side effects or allergic reaction are directly caused by the vaccine, and you can only claim compensation if there is an injury within one year of vaccination.
Since the establishment of the CICP ten years ago, more than 90% of claims have been rejected. Six Americans and at least two Britons have had a strong adverse reaction after being vaccinated with Pfizer BioNTech since the U.S. coronavirus vaccine was granted emergency use authorization and began distribution, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As the coronavirus vaccine is shipped to thousands of Americans, the frequency of adverse reactions will also increase. In response, professionals said that if people have serious adverse reactions, given the difficulty of filing an injury claim, many people will not be able to get due compensation.