Australia : Thousands register for compensation for health issues related to their inoculations

Australia : Thousands register for compensation for health issues related to their inoculations

Australia : Thousands register for compensation for health issues related to their inoculations

More than 10,000 people have registered for a government programme to be compensated for lost income after being hospitalised for rare but significant side effects from the jab.

The program would cost at least A$50 million ($37 million) should each claim be approved. Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has received almost 79,000 reports of adverse side-effects from 36.8 million doses of vaccine. The most frequently reported side effects include a sore arm, headache, fever and chills.

The registrations opened on the health department’s website in September, which also covers people who experienced a moderate to significant adverse reaction resulting in a hospital stay of at least one night. Meanwhile, claimants seeking $20,000 or less will need to submit evidence of their injury and its relationship to coronavirus vaccination, medical costs and lost wages.

The government has not revealed what standard of proof will be required to establish that the person’s injury was caused by the vaccine.