COVID Vaccine Injury Claims

Harmed as a result of the COVID vaccination? Here’s what you need to know

A COVID Vaccine Injury Fund has been created whereby if someone is harmed as a result of the vaccination, a claim can be submitted to the compensation scheme to receive payment for the injury sustained.

Claims will be assessed by a panel of experts who will determine if the injury was indeed caused by the vaccine.

If you are not satisfied with the compensation from the fund you could file a claim through the legal system.

You are entitled to submit a claim if:

  • The injury was caused by a COVID vaccine registered or approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra);
  • The vaccine was procured and distributed by the government; and
  • You received the jab at a government-listed vaccination site.

For more information about the fund: https://mg.co.za/coronavirus-essentials/2021-04-21-how-south-africas-covid-vaccine-injury-fund-will-work/