The Federal Government’s No Fault Covid-19 Indemnity Scheme is an important step in affording protection against unintended consequences of Covid-19 vaccinations.
Services Australia who deliver government payments and services will sometime in December 2021 deliver the Covid 19 Vaccination Claims Scheme.
The legal basis of the No Fault Covid-19 Indemnity Scheme
The legal basis for the scheme is to compensate individuals suffering adverse effects (medical negligence) from a Covid-19 vaccination and to protect healthcare workers in the course of employment administering Covid-19 vaccinations.
Compensation claims are for those cases presenting with rare serious and life threatening reactions. According to what we know such occurrences are rare experienced by a small fraction of the population.
Compensation may be available
If verified with strong medical evidence sufferers can apply for compensation. As opposed to the vast majority of people who experience mild discomfort for a day or two there are as the scheme presently stands no grounds for compensation.
Health care workers will be protected by indemnification
Under the scheme, health care workers are protected by way of indemnification against claims by individuals suffering rare but debilitating adverse effects. This includes the hospital itself doctors clinics and open Covid-19 vaccination centres. It does not protects health care works in cases where medical negligence is proven.