How does Australia’s COVID vaccine injury scheme compare to compensation programs abroad?

“The Commonwealth-funded No Fault COVID-19 Indemnity Scheme aims to compensate for medical expenses and loss of income resulting from an adverse reaction following vaccination. Many countries have long-running vaccine compensation schemes – some, including those in those in Britain and the United States, appear not to be adapting to the challenges presented by COVID-19.”

A discussion of this topic is hosted by Damien Carrick on the ABC Radio National Law Report.


Kurt Weideling, whose wife Nicola died from a rare complication following a COVID-19 vaccination

Professor Julie Leask, vaccine uptake specialist, University of Sydney

Sarah Moore, Partner, Hausfeld London

Renee Gentry, Director, Vaccine injury Litigation Clinic, George Washington University Law School