Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th March 2022.

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Photo of Hannah Bardell Hannah Bardell Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs Team Member), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development Team Member)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme claims relating to covid-19 vaccinations have been passed to an independent medical advisor for assessment as of 18 February 2022.

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

Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS) COVID-19 related claims are now being processed and medical records are being requested from claimant’s general practitioners or medical providers. Once these records have been gathered over an average period of six months, they will be passed for independent medical assessment. Since its administration of the VDPS began in November 2021, the NHS Business Services Authority has contacted all claimants to update them on the progress of their cases. As of 18 February 2022, no VDPS claims relating to COVID-19 vaccines had been passed to an independent medical advisor for assessment.

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