‘I wish to know how many applications have been submitted to the NHS BSA or DWP prior to the handover of 01-Nov-21 under the vaccine damage payment scheme (VDPS) which relates specifically to and have been submitted since the addition of the Covid vaccine to the scheme regardless of pharmaceutical branding i.e. Pfizer or Astrazeneca etc.
I am looking to establish how many claims have been submitted to the NHS BSA or DWP since the Covid vaccine rollout scheme began and which relate to cases of onset of disabilities after receiving first or second doses. I am specifically although not exclusively looking to establish how many claims relate to an autoimmune/inflammatory response for which there is a probability that the vaccine is the cause. I would be obliged if you would please provide this information in an expeditious manner’
The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) was formally requested by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to add the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS) to our portfolio of work from 1 November 2021. DHSC remains responsible for the policy and legislation that governs the VDPS.
Any existing ongoing claims have been automatically transferred over to the NHSBSA from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Prior to the transfer on 1 November, there were 473 outstanding claims relating to COVID-19 vaccines.
Post-transfer, from 1 November to 1 December, an additional 89 COVID-19 related claims have been received, bringing the total to 562.
We do not hold information on the number of claims that relate to an autoimmune/inflammatory response for which there is a probability that the vaccine is the cause. This is due to the assessments not being concluded.
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