Today, I came across a website that was very interesting. It is the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program aka: CICP .
“A countermeasure is a vaccination, medication, device, or other item recommended to diagnose, prevent or treat a declared pandemic, epidemic or security threat.https://www.hrsa.gov/cicp/
Federal declarations issued by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services specify the countermeasures covered by the Program.
On the rare chance you suffered a serious injury, or the death of a loved one, from the administration or use of a covered countermeasure, you may qualify for benefits. “
I find interesting though that the list of vaccinations it covers are not the normal children’s vaccines that the manufacturers are not liable for.
“As of April 2010, the Secretary had published declarations with respect to the following countermeasures: (1) Pandemic influenza vaccines (including, but not limited to the influenza A H1N1 2009 monovalent vaccine which will be hereafter referred to as the 2009 H1N1 vaccine); (2) anthrax countermeasures; (3) botulism countermeasures; (4) the influenza antiviral drugs Tamiflu®and Relenza®when used for pandemic purposes; (5) smallpox countermeasures; (6) acute radiation syndrome countermeasures; (7) pandemic influenza diagnostics, personal respiratory devices, and respiratory support devices; and (8) the influenza antiviral drug peramivir when used to treat pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza (which will be hereafter referred to as 2009 H1N1). ” PDF here…
These were added later…..
The following are all declarations to date under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act:
Nerve Agent or Certain Insecticide (Organophosphorus and/or Carbamate) Poisoning (PDF – 173 KB) Federal Register Notice, 4/17/2017.
Zika Virus Disease Vaccines (PDF – 187 KB) Federal Register Notice, 2/10/2017
Ebola Virus Disease Vaccines—Amendment Federal Register Notice, 12/9/2015
Ebola Virus Disease Therapeutics—Amendment Federal Register Notice, 12/9/2015
Pandemic Influenza Medical Countermeasures—Amendment Federal Register Notice 12/9/2015
Botulinum Toxin Medical Countermeasures—Amendment Federal Register Notice, 12/9/2015
Smallpox Medical Countermeasures—Amendment Federal Register Notice, 12/9/2015
Acute Radiation Syndrome Medical Countermeasures—Amendment Federal Register Notice, 12/9/2015
Anthrax Medical Countermeasures—Amendment Federal Register Notice, 12/9/2015
“Can I file with the CICP if I have already filed, or plan to file, with another benefits program, such as Workmen’s Compensation?https://www.hrsa.gov/cicp/faq/index.html
Yes. Please note that the CICP is the payer of last resort and can only reimburse or pay for medical services or items or lost employment income that are not covered by other third-party payers, such as Worker’s Compensation. “
” Please note that the CICP is the payer of last resort. This means that it only covers expenses or provides benefits that other third-party payers, such as health insurance, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or Workers’ Compensation programs, don’t have an obligation to pay. “https://www.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/hrsa/cicp/cicpfactsheet.pdf
Essentially what it is saying is that even when the CDC or HHS declares that Measles or any other childhood illness, is a growing epidemic, or that EVERY child needs to be vaccinated, it still would not be covered under the CICP…
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