Intel Analysis: Debunking Myths About COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Claims

Martina Inumidun Iwala®
January 27, 2024
5 min read


In the complex world of public health & legalities, there's an important distinction to be made when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine injury claims. As agents navigating the intricacies of this pandemic, it's crucial to understand where these cases are adjudicated & the programs in place for compensation.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Federal Claims:

While the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) allows the United States Court of Federal Claims to compensate individuals harmed by certain vaccines, it's key to note that the COVID-19 vaccine doesn't fall under this program. Instead, injuries related to the COVID-19 vaccine are addressed by the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP), managed by the Health Resources & Services Administration.

The Role of CICP:

CICP steps in as a critical program during health emergencies. It covers injuries from countermeasures like vaccinations or medications recommended for pandemics or security threats. Specifically, the CICP provides benefits for serious physical injuries resulting directly from the use of covered countermeasures. These are identified by the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act.

Key Distinctions:

Any petition alleging injuries from the COVID-19 vaccine submitted to the United States Court of Federal Claims will be dismissed. This is because the COVID-19 vaccine is not included in the VICP, but rather under the CICP’s jurisdiction.


For those seeking a deeper understanding of the differences between the VICP and the CICP, a detailed comparison can be found at the HRSA website. This comparison provides valuable insights into how each program operates and the specific vaccines and injuries they cover.

Getting Assistance:

If you or someone you know needs information or assistance regarding a COVID-19 vaccine-related injury, the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program can be contacted at 1-855-266-2427 (1-855-266-CICP) or via email at For more details, visit their website at HRSA CICP.


In these unprecedented times, understanding the legal pathways and compensation options for vaccine-related injuries is crucial. The CICP plays a vital role in providing support for those adversely affected by COVID-19 vaccines, ensuring that citizens are not left navigating the aftermath alone. As always, Operation: ADULTing® is here to guide you through these complex scenarios, empowering you with knowledge and resources to make informed decisions.

Martina Inumidun Iwala®
January 27, 2024
5 min read