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Supplement to September 2012 (vol. 207, no. 3, page S63)

        Jacobs AL. Liability and maternal immunization: in utero injury claims in the VICP. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012;207:S63-6.
        Because the author is employed by the US Government, which holds the copyright, the full copyright line for the article cited above, published in the Supplement to the September 2012 issue of the Journal (“Progress in overcoming barriers to influence immunization of pregnant women”), should read: “Published by Mosby, Inc.”

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        • Liability and maternal immunization: in utero injury claims in the VICP
          American Journal of Obstetrics & GynecologyVol. 207Issue 3
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            Generally, under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Vaccine Act), vaccine administrators and manufacturers are shielded from medical malpractice or products liability actions stemming from vaccine-related injuries and deaths. That said, as generous as these protections may be, they have boundaries, some of which are clear and others of which are unsettled. This is particularly so for in utero injuries stemming from immunization of pregnant women. The issue of whether in utero injuries are afforded such protections, vis á vis compensation by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) under the Vaccine Act, has not definitively been resolved by the courts.
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