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Why are only these vaccines covered?

The Vaccine Injury Program was originally called the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.

The legislation focused on acknowledging the fact that instances of injuries and death can, and do, happen following vaccine administrations. The NCVIA included vaccines that are commonly administered to children throughout the United States and has rarely been updated to include adolescent and adulthood vaccines (Shingles, Pneumococcal Polysaccharide, etc.) since. The purpose of a compensation fund was to support families who have been impacted by vaccine injuries.