U.S. Government Continues to Pay Damages for Vaccine Injuries: No Liability for Drug MakersThe December 2016 meeting of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines and the Department of Justice report on cases settled for vaccine injuries and deaths reveals that vaccines produced and distributed in the United States carry great risks and cause harm in many people. The American public is largely unaware that there is a vaccine court known as the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). This program was started as a result of a law passed in 1986 that gave pharmaceutical companies total legal immunity from being sued due to injuries and deaths resulting from vaccines. Drug manufacturers in the vaccine business can now create as many new vaccines as they desire, with no risk of being sued if their product causes injury or death. This has resulted in a huge increase of vaccines entering the market, and the U.S. government, through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is the largest purchaser of these vaccines, spending in excess of $4 billion taxpayer dollars each year to purchase these vaccines. If you or a family member is injured or dies from vaccines, you must sue the federal government in this special vaccine court. Many cases are litigated for years before a settlement is reached. The most recent report was issued on December 2, 2016 which covered the period from 8/16/16 – 11/15/16. 222 cases were adjudicated. 131 of them were listed in the report. 98 of the 131 cases settled were for injuries involving the flu vaccine, making the flu vaccine the most dangerous vaccine in the U.S., harming more people than all the other vaccines combined.