The CDC is lying to you again: flu fiction vs flu reality
The passing of the bill will not increase the cost of flu shots, but will allow the vaccine to benefit from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The VICP works by taxing 75 cents per shot and creating a type of insurance for the public in the event that injury or death is caused by vaccines. The program was originally formulated to diffuse claims in 1986 that vaccines cause injury or death, Bio News Texas reports.
The tax on flu vaccines will produce about $100 million annually, which will be invested into security in the U.S. Treasury to help decrease the national debt of $16.5 trillion. As of May 2013, the VICP has paid out $2.7 billion for cases involving injury amongst all vaccines. The program has gained $3.4 billion from the tax and is projected to balance the budget in 25 years if current levels of revenue remain constant, according to Bio News Texas.
So, they are admitting the flu shot can cause damage.......and those who buy them are helping pay down the nat'l debt