Govt widens COVID-19 vaccine indemnity scheme

Financial losses of $1000-$5000 will now be compensated by the Federal Government

The Federal Government is broadening its COVID-19 vaccine injury compensation scheme, lowering the financial threshold to $1000 and relaxing the rule that patients must have been hospitalised overnight.

Minister for Health Greg Hunt
Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

However, it has warned patients that claims for decreased appetite, angioedema, influenza-like illness or ‘psychiatric conditions' allegedly linked to