On 28 August 2021 the Commonwealth Minister for Health announced that the Morrison Government has finalised the details of the no fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme following extensive consultation with the peak medical, healthcare, business and insurance sectors to ensure a comprehensive National Scheme.
From 6 September 2021 Australians who suffer injury and loss of income due to their COVID-19 vaccine will be able to register their intent to claim from the COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme webpage. The Scheme will be administered by Services Australia and will provide Australians with a single front door to a simple and quick administrative process for compensation.
The Scheme will cover the costs of injuries above $5,000 due to a proven adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccination. Claims will be assessed by independent experts, and compensation paid based on the recommendations.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Scheme will be backdated to February 2021.