Tracker Entry #: 20
Document Category: Notice
Citation/Location:

86 FR 14567/ pp. 14567-14570


Relevant Dates:

Published 3/17/2021


Agency Actions: Notice of proposed withdrawal
Summary:

On 3/17/21, HHS backtracked on previous notice making changes to the “Injury Table” for COVID-19 vaccines. The final rule titled “National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revisions to the Vaccine Injury Table” is proposed to be withdrawn. No change until another round of public comment and consultation by HHS is concluded. If the HHS chooses to proceed with removing SIRVA (shoulder injury), vasovagal syncope, and the new vaccines category from the Table, it will do so with sufficient time to carefully review the science and the law regarding these items.


Analysis/ Additional Details:

NCUIH should support withdrawal/rescission, in light of efforts to increase vaccination efforts. However, surprise reversal by HHS did not give sufficient time to re-engage. Recommendation: WATCH; if any changes to the Injury Table are proposed again, submit Comment. Comments close on 4/16/2021 Federal Register :: National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revisions to the Vaccine Injury Table