More Than $1 Billion Has Been Paid To Vaccine Victims Since Early 1950s

Total claims submitted (including older cases) 5,784 
Total cases adjudicated to date 5,113
Largest single award to date $8.4 million
Claimants awarded damages since hearings began in 1988 1,311
Claims rejected during same period  3,200 (60 percent)
Average award, FY 1997 $883,000
Total injury claims paid to date $1.1billion 
Yearly cost to administer VICP $10 million 
Size of the VICP trust fund (1999) $1.3 billion 

SOURCE: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration