Typically, the Morrison government has provided indemnity for vaccine manufacturers but not Australians who are at risk of the exceedingly rare, but sometimes fatal, blood clots linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
A no-fault vaccine injury compensation scheme recognises that if the government promotes whole of community vaccination for collective good, then it should also accept the ethical and financial burden for the few people who will sustain a severe injury.
Many other countries have such schemes, including the UK, US, New Zealand, and Canada, why not Australia?
From The Age, Letters to the Editor, 14/04/2021, Dr Ken Harvey
Update 2 July 2021
“Details of the [proposed] COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme will be finalised in consultation with peak bodies, indemnity insurers, patient groups and states and territories.”
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