The Australian Government is developing a claims scheme to reimburse people who suffer a moderate to significant impact following an adverse reaction to an approved COVID-19 vaccine.
The scheme will provide a simple, streamlined process to reimburse/compensate eligible people for their injuries without the need for complex legal proceedings.
The scheme will cover the costs of injuries $1,000 and above due to administration of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine or due to an adverse event that is considered to be caused by a COVID-19 vaccination. The list of adverse effects for claims purposes under the scheme include the following clinical conditions that are diagnosed by a treating doctors and are included in the approved product information for the specific vaccine:
thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome
capillary leak syndrome
demyelinating disorders including Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
Thrombocytopenia, including immune Thrombocytopenia, identified as a final diagnosis.
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how to make a claim:
COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme
You may be able to get financial support if you’ve experienced harm because of a COVID-19 vaccine or its administration.
The COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme gives people a way to seek compensation instead of going through legal proceedings.
If you’re eligible, we’ll provide you a one-off payment as support, to compensate you for the harm you suffered. Find out who can get it.
You can find more information about the COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme and policy on the Department of Health website.
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