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Recognition in Congress of Vaccine Injuries

Monday, 03 November 2008 18:59
WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Congress will try to alter the federal program that is supposed to compensate people harmed by vaccine side effects by increasing payments and the number of people that would be eligible for compensation.

Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., is set Wednesday to introduce new legislation that would increase payments from the program from $250,000 to $300,000 and alter the statute of limitations so more people would be eligible.

Families who are shut out of the program by the current three-year limit on filing claims applauded the changes that would make them eligible.