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Vaccine Injury – Another milestone and compensation trending downward

RiskBy Wayne Rohde

Late last summer the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) reached a milestone that no one should be proud of. The total amount of compensation and fees paid out for injuries and deaths as the result of the influenza vaccine crossed the $1 Billion dollar threshold. This represents over 25% of the entire outlay from the Program was the result of injuries and deaths from the Influenza vaccine. This vaccine was only approved in 2005. I wrote about it here.


Now we are approaching another milestone, the total number of petitions filed in one fiscal year. The benchmark was notoriously achieved in 1991 with 2,718 filings and was nearly matched in 2003 with 2,592 filings. In 1991, the program required petitioners within a given timeframe for Hepatitis B injuries. In 1992, the petition filings dropped to 189 and remained steady until 2000.

WR Petition Filings

(data source)

The vast majority of 2003 petitions (2,592) were autism related. The following year, 2004, saw 1,214 filings. The 2004 figure alone if not for 2003 could have served as the high-water mark for the next 13 years. Most years the figure was between 350-600 petitions filed.

It was not until 2017 that we see petition filings approach the 2004 figure of 1,214. And sadly, since 2017 with 1,243 filings, we are now seeing a consistent reporting of annual petitions above 1,200. This is due to the Influenza vaccine injuries such as shoulder injuries and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).

However, in the current fiscal year of 2021 which ends September 30, 2021, there is a strong possibility of breaking the 2003 mark of 2,592. It appears that if petitions continue to be submitted to HRSA seeking compensation at the same rate as the last couple of months, the new mark could be 2,600 or greater. Will it overcome the 1991 mark of 2,718? It is possible? Many petitioners filed in January and February of this year due to the proposed rule by Secretary of HHS to remove SIRVA or shoulder injury and syncope or fainting as Table injuries in the NVICP, to beat the clock of February 22, 2021.

However, since the Biden Administration has removed this proposed action, we are still witnessing large numbers of petitions being submitted. Adults are still injured in large numbers. There are a few petitions for children being filed but the vast majority are adults. Attorneys representing injured persons are busier than ever. Many attorneys in this field work 80-90+ hours per week.


The downward trend that has gone unnoticed by many is the average compensation amount per award. The figure is compensation for the injured person, excluding attorney fees and medical expert costs. And HRSA does not publicize this figure in their monthly statistics report.

In fiscal year 2010, the average compensation was $1,036,921.05 according to HRSA records. Of course, they will not supply this figure directly. But anyone can simply divide the total amount paid out ($179,387,341.30) by the number of damage awards (173). And the $1 million dollar figure will serve as the high point for the next 11 years.

In FY2020, the average compensation stood at nearly $250,000, which is only 25% of FY2010. For this year’s amount it appears to be closer to $280,000.
WR Average Indicators

(data source)

Why the dramatic decrease? In my opinion there are several reasons.

  • One, the Influenza vaccine was approved for the Program in 2005 and has become the dominate vaccine causing injuries.
  • Two, the shift from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), a children’s compensation program, to what I call the National Adult Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NAVICP). Over 92% of all compensated petitions in FY 2019 and 2020 were adults. Adult shoulder injuries and to a lesser degree, GBS cases dominated the program.
  • Third, policy changes within our Federal Government to protect the Vaccine Program.  No more petitions such as DTaP causing early onset of seizures and epilepsy, SIDS, Autism, Gardasil causing debilitating injuries.
  • Lastly, childhood vaccines are administered as multiple vaccines at one time versus adult vaccines tend to be administered one vaccine during the doctor’s office visit. Generally, it is more difficult, costly, and requires lengthy adjudication with hearings and medical experts to prosecute a petition for a child with multiple vaccines and the alleged injuries as compared to an adult case of influenza vaccine causing a shoulder injury.

Next year there may be more disturbing trends to discuss that are currently forming. It is a never ending, sometimes maddening observation of a federal judicial system that has turned its back on children and their parents.


Finally, during the last ACIP committee meeting in May 2021 there was a vote and overwhelming approval without any studies, reports or documents supporting the vote, to combine COVID vaccines and childhood vaccines during the same doctor appointment. Now if a child suffers an injury from the administration of a COVID vaccine and Gardasil, how and where does the parent go for compensation? COVID vaccine injuries currently belong in the CounterMeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) and Gardasil belongs in the NVICP. Can an injury petition claiming Gardasil which caused GBS be successful in the NVICP, or will our government claim the injury petition should have been prosecuted in the black hole, known as the CICP?

Wayne Rohde, author of The Vaccine Court 2.0 and The Vaccine Court-The Dark Truth of America’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Also host of Right on Point podcast, discussing your civil liberties, health freedom, legalities of possible mandates, passports, and restrictions surrounding COVID pandemic policy.


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Autism cure mentioned here by Dr.Judy Mikovits:


Yes, that is my understanding.
In exchange for the candy, HHS would be given what is currently congressional authority -adding vaccines to the Vaccine Court, thus removing important legislative oversight and public accountability. And we know they like to snatch the candy back, as in SIRVA or fainting injuries.
What is equally concerning to me, is giving HHS the ability to put medical interventions, including gene therapies, that are not exclusively for children in the program, thus removing the constitutional right of large number of adult Americans to trial by a jury of peers for product defect.
I think this also opens doors to therapies marketed as vaccines, targeted to specific groups of health issues, to be indemnified.


Hi Greyone, Emma,
thanks for the explanation. It seems like the "candy" aspects of the bill; giving more money to the injured, ( and even that larger amount would not cover an extended icu bill) adding covid vaccines to the vicp, extending the time to file injury charges by years, come with the cost of taking congress out of the equation?


"until then adding covid to the VICp at least the VICP gives a better chance for compensation for the injured."

If passed, the taxpayers (which includes families of vaccine injured) would be on the hook for injuries caused by experimental non-FDA approved (inadequate clinical safety trials) "vaccines." EUA would become the new safety standard for all new "vaccines". And good luck collecting any money. They still say bad Covid 19 reactions are "one in a million." They have not ruled that any of the reported vaccine injuries are a direct result of the vaccine. Therefore, very, very, very few would be compensated in vaccine court because next to nothing except inflammation in the arm would be listed as a Table Injury. It's another scam.

Correct me if I am wrong, but if the perceived Covid vax adverse event (heart attack, blood clots, stroke, Bell's palsey, etc.) is not reported as being caused by the vaccine, then private insurance will pay for that stroke. It's a built-in incentive NOT to have it labeled a vaccine injury under EUA. No one talks about that.


giving power to HHS to choose what vaccines are governed by Vaccine Court, removing the legislative branch from responsibility for unpopular decisions, seems like many other policies spawned by Covid, a deliberate move to create an all powerful executive branch, unanswerable to public sentiment.
I suspect there also may be intent to make discovery more difficult at a critical time in side effect scrutiny.


"Both political parties support Biden’s disturbing vaccine plan?"

Remember, all the Dims were saying they wouldn't take a Trump Covid vaccine (Operation Warp Speed). As soon as Joe is in office, the leadership is pushing and even trying to mandate THE SAME Warp Speed VACCINES. Some would say we actually have a Uniparty that always votes the same way for certain agendas.

"They could contain ANYTHING?"

The current LEGAL definition for a "taxable vaccine" (a CDC approved vaccine that is taxed by the IRS for the purpose of funding vaccine injury settlements and provides liability cover for the manufacturers) is:

The term “vaccine” means any substance designed to be administered to a human being for the prevention of 1 or more diseases."

SUBSTANCE- "a. That which has mass and occupies space; matter."
DESIGN- "to intend a result"
ADMINISTER- "Pharmacology verb To apply a substance–by injection, inhalation, ingestion or by OTHER MEANS (emph. mine), to the body..."

In other words, a vaccine can be anything INTENDED to prevent 1 or more diseases in humans. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO WORK. There is no limit on HOW the substance is taken up by the human. (Insects, aerosols, shedding, nursing, nanoparticles, etc.) It does not have to create IMMUNITY to the disease(s).

Combine this legal definition with the proposed amendment to that same section of the tax code (Q):
26 U.S. Code § 4132 - Definitions and special rules

"(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 4132(a)(1) of the Internal
4 Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end
5 the following new subparagraph:
6 ‘‘(Q) Any vaccine which is not described in
7 any other subparagraph of this paragraph and
8 which is included on the Vaccine Injury Table
9 under section 2114 of the Public Health Service
10 Act.’’.

In my opinion, if passed, Congress would be bypassed and the new vaccine would become a "taxable vaccine" (and thus a CDC "recommended" vaccine ) by the authority of the unelected HHS Secretary alone. The new vaccine would not be listed in the law code. Multiple new vaccines could be added quickly with little oversight. Once it becomes a CDC recommended vaccine, it is added to the list that is already used as required vaccines for school children and is already mandatory in several states. There is also a recommended list for adults.


Hi Emmaphiladelphia,

It looks like that law adds the covid vaccine and any others to the VICP, which is supposed to be a (somewhat ) better way to compensate than the current covid vaccine compensation system, which under countermeasures injuries compensation system, which is a closed loop where almost all injuries are denied and so far no one, even the dead, have been compensated for a covid vaccine injury. It will per this article also extend vaccine injury filing time, and the amount you can get.

I would like to see manufacturers held liable and able to be sued; until then adding covid to the VICp at least the VICP gives a better chance for compensation for the injured.

"Covid-19 vaccine injuries are covered under another federal program called the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP), but that program is criticized as opaque and less generous than the VICP. The average payout under the VICP, around $533,000, is more than twice the amount of what the CICP typically offers, at a little over $200,000, according to the HHS.
Also among the changes to the program are an increase in the cap on damages; an increase in the time to file a claim from three to five years; and an expansion of the types of vaccines eligible to include those recommended for routine administration in adults by the CDC."

I don't know if there is something extra in the bill you are worried about that could lead to mandates?
Could you link to the exact wording if possible please, because I have not been able to find it? Thanks very much



I read the autopsy. It was linked in the article. The point of the article was the evidence of spike proteins in almost every organ in the body, not what the coroner claimed to be the cause of death:

"The first-ever autopsy of a person vaccinated against COVID-19, who tested negative 18 days later upon hospital admission but at 24 days after the VAX, has revealed viral RNA was found in almost every organ of the body. The vaccine, while triggering an immune response, DID NOT STOP the virus from entering every organ in the body.

The viral RNA was found in virtually every organ in the body, which means the spike proteins as well.

There are antibodies (like the “vaccine” is supposed to create) but they’re irrelevant because, based on a study from Japan, we now know that the spike S1 protein is what does the damage."

Based on this new research, it means that everyone - EVENTUALLY -will have adverse effects, because those spike proteins will be binding to ACE2 receptors everywhere in the body.

That mRNA was supposed to stay in the injection site and it’s not. That means the spike proteins created by the mRNA will be in every organ as well, and we now know it is the spike proteins that do the damage.

Worse, the viral RNA being found in every organ despite a vaccine, indicates either:

1) The vaccine doesn't work at all, OR;

2) The virus is enjoying Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE), meaning it actually spreads FASTER in vaccinated people."

Also, the report failed to highlight that the victim COLLAPSED on day 15 after the shot. Evidently nothing was done until day 18 when he was hospitalized for severe diarrhea. BOTH have been associated with Covid 19 and Covid vaccines. THEY FAILED TO REPORT THIS.

BUT NOE OF THIS MATTERS if they pass these House Bills:

The Bills:

If passed, vaccine approval would bypass Congress and Biden's current HHS Secretary would be able to mandate new "taxable vaccines" for ALL CITIZENS and they could CONTAIN ANYTHING. THIS WOULD BE LEGAL. It could include the CovidVax and would be fast tracked for injecting our children this fall.


Both political parties support Biden’s disturbing vaccine plan? They could contain ANYTHING?

And they’ll be forced on us?

How will this get us - a chronically ill and handicapped nation - back to work at all?


Hi Emmaphiladelphia,

Here is the actual post mortem of the case described. ( May he rest in peace.) I think though that the linked article is misinterpreting what the autopsy says about the level of covid infection present?
From what I was reading, it seems that the patient was vaccinated and died of bacterial pneumonia and acute and chronic kidney failure, and he also had the early stages, of a covid infection, which was transmissible to others but he had not yet progressed to showing signs of typical lung issues caused by covid?

The cause of the ischemic colitis and the ischemic cardiomyopathy, both of which are circulation issues, would be more worrying, imo, when considered in relation to a vaccine that is known to produce adverse events that can cause clotting and ischemia, than the mild covid infection, though of course the autopsy does prove that vaccinated people can transmit covid.

From the article
The kidneys revealed both chronic damage with arteriolosclerosis and interstitial
fibrosis, and acute renal failure with hydropic tubular degeneration
and also
"We did not find any typical signs of diffuse alveolar
damage in the lungs, but we identified extensive acute
bronchopneumonia, possibly of bacterial origin. We concluded
that the patient died from bronchopneumonia and acute renal
Our findings are in line with previous evidence from animal
models that immunization against SARS-CoV-2 by vaccination
appeared to reduce the severity of pathogenesis, especially with
regard to severe lung disease, while viral RNA persisted in nasal

The known vaccine adverse events, of guilliame barre, paralysis, clotting disorders, strokes , anaphylaxis and death ( and now also heart inflammation in healthy young men, which can be a life changing disability.) are what worry me the most.


"Global Time Bomb" First case of postmortem study of patient vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2; "viral RNA found in every organ of the body"

Also see the video testimony of mother of son who died 12 hours after the Covid vax:


Potential mass U.S. population reduction event.

Bipartisan Members Introduce Legislation to Modernize Vaccine Program

"“This legislation updates an important consumer protection tool to assure it is capable of fairly addressing the one-in-a-million injuries that may be associated with COVID-19 vaccines,” said Congressman Doggett. “Though misinformation spreads and anti-vaxxers continue to fearmonger, vaccine-related injuries are extremely rare, usually caused by an error in administration rather than the vaccine itself. Providing complete information and assuring a prompt and fair response to any lasting injury represents an effective way of addressing vaccine hesitancy.”

“The number of new vaccines we’ve seen over the past year highlights the urgent need for us to update the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program as we work to ensure vaccines remain safe and effective tools to combat public health challenges,” Congressman Upton said. “The government, vaccine producers, and the general public all share an interest in ensuring the vaccines we bring to market are always safe. The bipartisan Vaccine Injury Compensation Modernization Act would help us do just that.”

“Right now, it takes an act of Congress to add vaccines to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. This bipartisan legislation will allow the Department of Health and Human Services to add to the list of eligible vaccines covered by the program, including the new COVID-19 shot. This will give Americans more peace of mind and help put this pandemic behind us even faster!” said Congressman Kelly."

The Bills:

If passed, vaccine approval would bypass Congress and Biden's current HHS Secretary would be able to mandate "taxable vaccines" for ALL CITIZENS and they could CONTAIN ANYTHING. THIS WOULD BE LEGAL. It could include the CovidVax and would be fast tracked for injecting our children this fall.

NotCandy Kane

Every time an adult tells you about how harsh the Covid shot side effects were say “wow—we give multiple shots on the same day—wirh adult doses-to babies. No wonder some of them react so harshly.”
I literally got a startled shock of aha moment from 2 staunchly pro-vax acquaintances. “Wow—they can’t talk if something hurts after a shot—oh are you sure the dose is the same? That can’t be true. That would be so careless . The CDC would never do that.” Well, yes Virginia there is a ProfitMakijng cartel behind these shots

Wayne Rohde

TOB. Thank you for your comment. One development I did not address in the article but will in a future article was the vote by ACIP in May to allow co-administration of COVID vax and the traditional childhood vax to our kids. I believe the vote was 14-0. After the vote, several members were clapping and screaming with joy. These bastards have no idea what they have done.
Imagine a child suffering an injury after receiving a COVID vax and GBS at the same doc appmt. Where do you seek compensation. I do not believe for one second, any legislation will be approved to move COVID into the NVICP currently. Pharma does not want any sunshine on COVID vax injuries and the NVICP would at least place a spotlight on some of them.


Thanks Wayne for the perpetual bad news when it comes to anything resembling justice for those injured by safe and effective, FDA approved, CDC recommended, toxic products, fully endorsed by main stream media, and contrary information censored.

This from the Federal Register document:

Comment: Some commenters believe the federal government is not the place to lodge a complaint related to the administration of a vaccine. The appropriate place to do this is through the traditional court system or through practitioner licensing boards. They believe that current use and the number of claims for shoulder injury in adults are against the intent and spirit of the original law.

Response: The Department thanks the commenters for these comments. It is the Department's belief that Congress intended for the Vaccine Act's compensation system to be used for unavoidable injuries and illnesses that cannot be predicted in advance and can occur without fault. SIRVA and vasovagal syncope are generally not those types of injuries or illnesses. With proper injection technique, SIRVA is likely preventable. The scientific literature also suggests that those administering vaccines can take steps to significantly reduce the likelihood of vasovagal syncope.

It seems that we should sue Walgreens, Kroger, Walmart, RiteAid, etc.

And for DIGRESSION PURPOSES, this link:

“SHOCKING JUMP in Vaccine Deaths Reported This Week at CDC-Linked VAERS Tracking Website.” Most people getting sick and dying are going to be Democrats according to High’s data. High explains, “19 out of 20 Democrats have taken or plan to take the vaccine. Whereas, basically, only one out of four non- Democrats are planning to take the vaccine or even susceptible to want to take the vaccine. Also, nearly 75% of the non-Democrat cohort is fixed that they shall not take it. So, as the damage starts showing up, we are going to see it is very much a political segregation that we have achieved ourselves, and we are manifesting it in a disease state.”

So, the Democrats are killing off their own voters? High says, “Correct, and it’s more than that. They are killing off the true believer class, the activist class. (There is much more on this too in the interview.)


Joe Biden's America.....

Will Joe arrange story time photo ops with kindergartners reading this government recommended book?
How will your vaccine injured child be affected?
Home school.

Also, Joe accidentally tells the truth- THREE TIMES!

"Joe Biden Mistakenly Refers to COVAX Vaccine Program as ‘COVID’ Three Times"


As TOB says, it's hard to tell an adult they imagined an injury, but it's not so hard to tell a female adult that she is having a panic attack rather than myocarditis. I think that the amount of myocarditis in females may be lower than in males, but I think it is a much bigger factor than is noted so far. I know a 28 year old female who called 911 the day after her second shot in a great deal of pain thinking she was having a heart attack. This was before the myocarditis was prevalent in the media. She was taken to the hospital but dismissed right away because it was "just a panic attack". This young lady is not the type to waste a penny or any time on unnecessary medical attention. I would bet the farm on her having myocarditis. I hope she doesn't have lasting damage from the incident.

this bill to cover covid19 shots:
"Also among the changes to the program are an increase in the cap on damages; an increase in the time to file a claim from three to five years; and an expansion of the types of vaccines eligible to include those recommended for routine administration in adults by the CDC. "
So if all adult shots are on the list, vax makers can never be sued. noone can get their constitutional rights to trial by jury and normal rule of law with discovery.
The 86 Act wasnt made for gene therapy or adults. This is to assist adult mandates.

Bob Moffit

And the BAND PLAYS ON AND ON … it will NEVER stop as long as the public health SWAMP of corrupt career bureaucrats that swim in that SWAMP remain UNACCOUNTABLE for the poor and ever-declining health of our children .. that ADULTS are now increasing number of vaccine injuries should surprise no one … LEAST OF ALL THE SWAMP ITSELF.

Angus Files

So sorry for your loss, but you've just joined the club ,welcome!

The widow of a man who died after a rare reaction to the AstraZeneca Jab is calling for a better support package to help the 66 families who have lost loved ones to the vaccine.

Wife of man who died from AstraZeneca jab is locked out £470k government support scheme
Charlotte Wright’s husband, Stephen Wright, 32, was rushed to hospital on January 26 - 10 days after having his first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

Pharma For Prison


Angus Files

Totally disgraceful whilst the manufacturers of the unaccountable vaccines carry on with not a care in the world,and even less of a care if you include autism and vaccines in your claim...

Thanks Wayne Rohde a taboo subject vaccines and damage even although the .GUVs pay lip service The UK is not any better a bar set so high even quadriplegics are knocked back as having no claim.

People who suffer rare reactions after vaccines ‘left in the dark’ without any support, warn families

Pharma For Prison



Thank you for this article. The reasons for declining awards are interesting. It's probably a lot harder to look an adult in the eye and tell him he imagined/made up his shoulder injury than it is to say an infant coincidentally had 10 shots the week before he lost motor skills. And of course the shoulder injury payout is small.

To the last point about VICP and CICP interplay, I wonder if we'll see changes in the recommended coadministration policy, given that it is based only on CDC's wish to have kids not "fall behind" in their recommended other shots.

ACIP made its recommendations May 10 without consulting VRBPAC. When VRBPAC finally met June 10, a few individuals asked about coadministration. Dr. Hayley Gans asked, "The recommendation was highly based on the fact that individuals were behind, and I think that’s important, but I wondered if you could talk about any data that would have been the basis of those recommendations. There’s not a lot of biological reasons that these injections would interfere with other [shots in kids], but we have seen interactions such as Prevnar with the meningococcal vaccine. What do we have, and what further information would be forthcoming?"

The response was what you'd expect: BSing around the fact that no data supports coadministration, just a hope that the original 2-week delay was too cautious, and a total lack of concern about kids who might be hurt by changing the policy. Dr. Shannon Stokley responded to Dr. Gans, "The original guidance was not necessarily due to a concern of safety; it was just how the vaccine was tested in the clinical trial. I might defer to Dr. Amanda Cohn, our chief medical officer, for how that decision was made."

And then Arnold Monto, who runs the VRBPAC meetings, shut down the conversation before Dr. Cohn could chime in. Monto's laser-like focus on keeping these meetings from exceeding their scheduled time is impressive. He'd rather not hear an answer to a question nobody has answered, if it means the meeting will end one minute beyond 3:40 p.m. Ah, to have a government job!

Friday's emergency ACIP meeting should be interesting. I don't know how they'll magic away the myocarditis risk of the mRNA shots for young men. Coadministration isn't on the agenda specifically, but it's possible it could come up during the risk-vs.-benefit conversation. Maybe a public commenter can ask about CICP vs. VICP.

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