Plaintiffs attorneys have expressed concerns about the growing number of COVID-19 vaccine injury claimants who may be unable to receive compensation because of what the lawyers describe as an overloaded and underequipped government program.

As Politico reported in June, the Countermeasure Injury Compensation Program (CICP) received just 500 complaints between 2010 and 2020. But over the course of two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, the program received more than 8,000 complaints.