Raul DeJesus and Debbie Russo needed powerful medications and surgery to fix the damage on their shoulders, which they claim were caused by flu shots. Medical experts say that, while these injuries are rare, they do happen, especially when the shot is given too high in the arm.
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
In the 1980’s, a string of lawsuits were filed over injuries from childhood vaccines, deterring many companies from developing new vaccines that could clearly benefit society. In response to the situation, Congress established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) with the aim of providing an efficient forum for people injured by certain vaccines, while ensuring an adequate supply of vaccines with stable costs.