Govt widens COVID-19 vaccine indemnity scheme

Financial losses of $1000-$5000 will now be compensated by the Federal Government
Minister for Health Greg Hunt
Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

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.

However, it has warned patients that claims for decreased appetite, angioedema, influenza-like illness or ‘psychiatric conditions’ allegedly linked to vaccination will be rejected.