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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Monday, June 28, 2021

Vulnerable Populations and Vaccine Injury Compensation: The Need for Legal Reform

Katharine A. Van Tassel (Case Western Reserve University School of Law), Sharona Hoffman (Case Western Reserve University School of Law), Vulnerable Populations and Vaccine Injury Compensation: The Need for Legal Reform, in COVID-19 and the Law: Disruption, Impact and Legacy (I. Glenn Cohen et al., eds., Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2022):

This chapter argues that the potential for vaccine-related harms raises acute concerns for vulnerable populations. These harms have a disparate impact on low-income people, who are disproportionately non-White, and who have limited financial resources to obtain medical care, weather job losses, and pursue injury compensation. When a vaccine is given as a countermeasure during a declared public health emergency (PHE), the problem is acute because of the limited availability of injury compensation.

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