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Comment & Response
May 9, 2017

Legal Complexities of Global Vaccine Compensation Systems

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of Washington School of Law, Seattle
  • 2University of Maryland Carey School of Law, Baltimore
JAMA. 2017;317(18):1911-1912. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.4423

To the Editor Mr Halabi and Dr Omer proposed the creation of a global vaccine injury compensation program.1 Although there is a need for a mechanism to address the liability concerns of vaccine manufacturers and ensure fair treatment of individuals with vaccine-related injuries, the authors failed to attend to legal complexities inherent in their proposal.