The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) maintains a Vaccine Injury Table, which lists each vaccine, injuries known to be caused by that vaccine, and the time frames in which those injuries are known to occur. If your vaccine injury is found on the table, listed under the vaccine you received, and your injury occurred within the period of time listed, HHS typically will not challenge your claim for compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Even if your injury is listed, it can still help to have a VICP attorney work up your claim. The VICP program will pay your attorneys fees, whether or not your claim succeeds, as long as it is not frivolous.

Vaccine Injury Compensation Table

Vaccine Illness or Injury (And Timeframe of Onset)
Tetanus (e.g. DTaP)
  • Anaphylaxis (within 4 hours)
  • Brachial Neuritis (after 2-28 days)
  • Shoulder Injury (within 48 hours)
  • Vasovagal Syncope (within 1 hour)
Pertussis, or “whooping cough” (e.g. DTaP, DTP-Hib)
  • Anaphylaxis (within 4 hours)
  • Encephalopathy or encephalitis (within 72 hours)
  • Shoulder injury (within 48 hours)
  • Vasovagal syncope (within 1 hour)
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Anaphylaxis (within 4 hours)
  • Encephalopathy or encephalitis (after 5-15 days)
  • Shoulder injury (within 48 hours)
  • Vasovagal syncope (within 1 hour)
  • Chronic arthritis (after 7-42 days)
Measles (MM)
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura (after 7-30 days)
  • Vaccine-strain case of measles (no time limit, if lab testing confirms)
Live polio (OPV)
  • Infection with paralytic polio (within 30 days for non-immunodeficient individuals, or within 6 months for immunodeficient individuals)
Inactivated polio (IPV)
  • Anaphylaxis (within 4 hours)
  • Shoulder injury (within 48 hours)
  • Vasovagal syncope (within 1 hour)
Hepatitis B
  • Shoulder injury (within 48 hours)
  • Vasovagal syncope (within 1 hour)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Shoulder injury (within 48 hours)
  • Vasovagal syncope
Varicella
  • Anaphylaxis (within 4 hours)
  • Vaccine-strain case of varicella (no time limit, if lab testing confirms or if it’s a case of viral reactivation)
  • Shoulder injury (within 48 hours)
  • Vasovagal syncope (within 1 hour)
Rotavirus
Pneumococcacus (e.g. PCV13)
  • Shoulder injury (within 48 hours)
  • Vasovagal syncope (within 1 hour)
Hepatitis A
  • Shoulder injury (within 48 hours)
  • Vasovagal syncope (within 1 hour)
Seasonal influenza (flu vaccine)
  • Anaphlaxis (within 4 hours)
  • Shoulder injury (48 hours)
  • Vasovagal syncope (within 1 hour)
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome (after 3-42 days)
Meningococcus
  • Anaphylaxis (within 4 hours)
  • Shoulder injury (within 48 hours)
  • Vasovagal syncope (within 1 hour)
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Anaphylaxis (within 4 hours)
  • Shoulder injury (within 48 hours)
  • Vasovagal syncope (within 1 hour)

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