Hi under the freedom of information act can you confirm
how many payouts / successful claims have been made because of vaccine damage by any of the covid / mrna vaccines, covering all brands from October 2020 to date, within the UK?
Also what % of all claims where successful
In December 2020, ministers agreed to add COVID-19 to the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS), to demonstrate Government confidence in the safety profile of any vaccine being used in the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
The COVID-19 vaccines are very new and the global effort to establish any potential causal relationship between the vaccines and their potential adverse effects is not straightforward and has taken time. Claims relating to COVID-19 vaccines have not yet been medically assessed, therefore there have been no payments made to date.
Since 1 October 2020 up to and including 17 January 2022, 0.12% of all claims for a vaccine damage payment were successful. This figure includes claims relating to COVID-19 and claims relating to disabilities caused by vaccination against any of the other diseases listed on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/vaccine-damage-payment/eligibility. Claims relating to COVID-19 vaccines have not yet been medically assessed, therefore there have been no payments made to date for these claims.
For a more detailed breakdown of the number of successful COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 claims, you would need to submit a further request.
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