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I saw an ad today for a shingles vaccine lawsuit. Here's the company and their info on their lawsuit:
http://lopezmchugh.com/current-litigation-areas/zostavax-shingles-vaccine-lawsuit

I'm confused. I thought they couldn't do this? Does anyone have any insight?
It has been recommended for adults 60 years and older by the ACIP. I thought the way the law was written that recommendation meant no liability.

I think I may have spotted the gap in the law.
It depends on whether the vaccine falls within a category of vaccines already covered by the VICP. If the vaccine is in a category of vaccines that is already covered by the VICP, then the new vaccine product is already covered even before the date of licensure. For example, hepatitis B vaccines are covered under the Program under Category VIII of the Vaccine Injury Table. If a new hepatitis B vaccine is licensed in the U.S., it is already automatically covered under the VICP.
If the licensed new vaccine product is in a category of vaccines that is not covered by the VICP (e.g., yellow fever vaccines), then the new vaccine will not be covered under the VICP until the general category of vaccines is covered. In order for a category of vaccines to be covered, the category of vaccines must be recommended for routine administration to children by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (e.g., vaccines that protect against seasonal influenza), subject to an excise tax by Federal law, and added to the VICP by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/FAQ/index.html
This may explain why influenza vaccines are recommended for children...it protects adults...who seem to have an easier time getting compensated for vaccine injuries.

Note: Herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine is not a VICP-covered vaccine. http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/coveredvaccines/index.html

If you know someone injured by Zostavax they can sue Merck.
 

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This lawsuit against Merck looks hopeful.

Merck seems to have a target on their butt.
 
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:lol
There is some indication that the vaccination is linked to death.
What was your first clue, Sherlock? >:D

Too funny!
 
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