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CRS Legal Sidebar Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress Legal Sidebari Compensation Programs for Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries

From the Congressional Research Service:

More than 200 million Americans have received one or more doses of a Coronavirus Disease 2019
(COVID-19) vaccine, along with
billions of people worldwide. The Food and Drug Administrations
(FDAs) emergency use authorizations for the
Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson
COVID-19 vaccines were based on months-long clinical trials (including safety monitoring) of each
vaccine, involving tens of thousands of participants. These trials
did not identify any safety concerns that
would preclude such authorization. (The
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine subsequently received full
from FDA.) Post-authorization, the COVID-19 vaccines have been subject to safety monitoring
requirements by FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to detect long-term or
rare adverse health events. (For more information, see
this CRS report.)

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  • Published:

    20 October 2021
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