Republicans Introduce Bill to Help Victims of COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Reactions

“The federal government has encouraged all Americans to receive the COVID-19 vaccines. While these vaccines have been miraculous and have helped save innumerable lives, there are always some who experience adverse reactions,” Lee said in a statement.

“Unfortunately, the thousands of patients who have sought relief for adverse effects of the COVID-19 vaccines have not received compensation under the existing framework,” according to a summary of the bill (pdf) provided by his office.
“My Countermeasure Injury Compensation Amendment Act will help build trust in future medical treatments and to make sure those who were harmed are properly compensated,” Lee said.

The bill, which is cosponsored by Sens. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mass.), seeks to amend the Countermeasure Injury Compensation Act (CICP).