Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th January 2022.

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Photo of Charlotte Nichols Charlotte Nichols Labour, Warrington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have applied for a Vaccine Damage Payment; how many people have received payments from that scheme; and what the average payment is.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme was established in 1979. From the inception of the scheme to 21 January 2022 inclusive, there have been 7,336 claims for all diseases included in the Scheme. Of these claims, 947 have received payments. For claims made on and after 12 July 2007, the current award amount is £120,000.

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