Vaccine Damage Payment

The Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme is a government funded compensation scheme which has been set up to provide individuals or their families with a one-off tax-free payment of £120,000.00.
Information provided on the government website indicates an individual can be eligible to use the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme if the individual is rendered ‘severely disabled’ as a result of being vaccinated from any of the diseases mentioned below.

The Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme covers the following diseases, and the vaccine must have been administered in the United Kingdom or Isle of Man:

  • coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • diphtheria
  • haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB)
  • human papillomavirus
  • influenza, except for influenza caused by a pandemic influenza virus
  • measles
  • meningococcal group B (meningitis B)
  • meningococcal group C (meningitis C)
  • meningococcal group W (meningitis W)
  • mumps
  • pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 (swine flu) – up to 31 August 2010
  • pertussis (whooping cough)
  • pneumococcal infection
  • poliomyelitis
  • rotavirus
  • rubella
  • smallpox – (vaccinations up to 1 August 1971)
  • tetanus
  • tuberculosis (TB)

if you have suffered from a medical negligence based on receiving a vaccine as stated above, to qualify under the government scheme the level of disability must be assessed as at least 60% for an individual to receive any compensation. This is a strict criterion to meet to be eligible. Furthermore, this must be evidenced by medical evidence and medial reports based on your treating doctor or specialist who was involved in your medical treatment.

To make a claim under the scheme you must adhere to the time limitations below.

To claim for an adult, apply by whichever is the latest of the following dates:

  • on or before their 21st birthday (or if they’ve died, the date they would have reached 21)
  • within 6 years of the vaccination

To Claim for a child

  • To make a claim on behalf of your child, they must be above the age of 2 before an application for compensation can be made.

The application once submitted will take a minimum of at least 6 months to process. If the claim is based on COVID-19 then the process will take longer to be accessed.

To speak to one of our Solicitors regarding claiming compensation following a vaccine, please call us on – 0333 016 3333 and please select option 3.

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