Australian Government COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme

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 or compensate eligible people for their injuries without the need for complex legal proceedings.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) closely monitor adverse events for suspected side effects in vaccines used in Australia, often finding they are not caused by the vaccine itself. You can learn about the TGA’s COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring and reporting activities or report a suspected side effect.

This new federal scheme will cover the costs of injuries $5,000 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.

Find out more at the Health website.