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Introduced in Senate (11/17/1983)

National Childhood Vaccine-Injury Compensation Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish the National Vaccine-Injury Compensation Program as an elective alternate remedy to judicial action for specified vaccine-related injuries.

Grants sole eligibility and compensation jurisdiction to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Sets forth compensation provisions.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct studies on pertussis and rubella vaccines, and to develop other related information materials. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 through 1986.

Establishes an Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines to advise the Secretary on the implementation of such program, recommend research priorities and changes in vaccine-related injury standards, and vaccine safety and supply changes.

Establishes in the Treasury a National Vaccine-Injury Compensation Trust Fund. Authorizes FY 1984 funds.

Requires health care providers who vaccinate patients to keep specified records.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) make a pediatric vaccine-risk study; and (2) make related parent information materials available. Requires pediatric health care providers to distribute such materials to parents and legal guardians.

Requires a congressional report within two years, and biennially thereafter.