The Case for a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for Canada

Kumanan Wilson, Jennifer Keelan

Abstract


Despite its being deliberated since at least the 1980s, a national vaccine injury compensation program still does not exist in Canada. The omission of such a program stands as a gap in Canadian immunization policy in comparison to many other equivalently developed countries. This article outlines the arguments for a compensation program and the design elements that would be best suited to a program in the Canadian context.

Key words: Vaccines; immunization; program development; compensation and redress; insurance; liability


Keywords


immunization; compensation; pediatric

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.103.2936