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A Big Step Forward for People Who Have SIRVA from the Covid-19 Vaccine

A big step forward was announced for people who have SIRVA from the Covid-19 vaccine. In a highly anticipated announcement, Pfizer said that its Covid-19 vaccine was safe and generated a “robust” antibody response in children ages 5 to 11. Pfizer said it plans to submit their findings to the US Food and Drug Administration and FDA officials have said that the agency could authorize a vaccine for younger children in a matter of weeks after receiving the information from Pfizer. From a legal standpoint, this is outstanding news for Americans who are suffering from SIRVA as a result of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (“NVICP”) is rooted in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (“NCVIA”) of 1986. Accordingly, for a vaccine to be included in the NVICP it has to be approved for children under the age of 12. That is why vaccines for measles, mumps, and polio are included in the NVICP but vaccines for things like shingles are not. The Covid-19 vaccine being approved for children under 12 removes one of the last major hurdles preventing Americans who have SIRVA from the Covid-19 vaccine from receiving the compensation they deserve.

The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for people age 16 and older, and authorized for use in people ages 12 to 15. Pfizer said it is expecting trial data for children as young as 6 months possibly by the end of this year.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a current Pfizer board member, said “Pfizer could be in a position to file very quickly…the data came a little earlier than some were expecting, and depending on how long the FDA takes to review the application, whether it’s a four week review or a six week review, you could have a vaccine available to children as early as probably by the end of October, perhaps it slips a little bit into November.”
If you have any questions about this or anything else regarding vaccine injuries, SIRVA, or the NVICP, please feel free to contact me. My e-mail address is dan@sirvainjury.com and you can call or text me on my cell at 773.412.3320
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