The state budget receives a new item: Compensation for vaccine injuries

Published 10 September 2021 at 00.17

Shortly before the scandal with Astra Zeneca’s vaccine, Läkemedelsförsäkringen decided at the end of 2020 to limit the insurance’s liability for serial damage caused by “vaccine in the event of a pandemic”, ie in practice all damage caused by covid-19 vaccines.

The Government now considers that the state should supplement the Pharmaceutical Insurance in this respect.

“There is also a need for the state to pay compensation for damage caused by vaccines that are not included in the Pharmaceutical Insurance. The purpose is that the compensation should be at the same level as that which can be given through the Pharmaceutical Insurance,” the government writes in a press release.

The new law is proposed to enter into force on 1 December 2021. The law will apply retroactively, ie it will also be applied to damage that occurred before the entry into force.

In order to secure funds to pay such compensation, the Government proposes in the Budget Bill for 2022 that SEK 10 million be set aside for any personal injuries in vaccination against covid-19 that are not covered by, or are included in, the Pharmaceutical Insurance.

The last time Sweden carried out a mass vaccination with untested vaccines was Pandemrix against swine flu 2009–2010, following a decision by current state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell. However, that vaccine was found to cause narcolepsy in children and young adults, with hundreds of severe cases and several suicides in the wake of the vaccine program.

Source: Fria Tider by

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