Reiss said one of the best fix can be to change VICP’s rulebook to add Covid vaccines to its record of lined inoculations. “That will require legislative change. I hope that legislative change happens.” And since it began considering claims in 1988, the VICP has paid approximately $4.4 billion in total compensation. That dwarfs the CICP’s roughly $6 million in paid benefits over the lifetime of the program.

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