National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program [NVICP] Law and Legal Definition

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) is a program initiated under the National Vaccine Program. The program is initiated to provide compensation to the victims of injuries caused by childhood vaccines. The program was established by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. The program is administered by the Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

The NVICP was established will the following objectives:

1. to ensure adequate supply of vaccines;

2. to stabilize vaccine costs;

3. to establish and maintain efficient forums for individuals;

4. to keep manufacturers from leaving the vaccine market; and

5. to compensate those individuals injured by vaccines.