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The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

In the rare event that you or your child has a serious reaction to a vaccine, there is a federal program that can help pay for the care of those who have been harmed.

For details about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, call 1-800-338-2382 or visit the program's website at www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation

How can I learn more?

  • Ask your provider. They can give you the vaccine package insert or suggest other sources of information.
  • Call your local or state health department.
  • Contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
    - Call 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO)
    - Visit the CDC's travelers' health website at wwwn.cdc.gov/travel
    - Visit CDC's website at www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/ncephalitis/index.htm

SOURCE:

CDC


Last Editorial Review: 3/5/2010 10:30:52 AM



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