Vaccine injury payouts explode to $77m

Payouts for Covid-19 vaccine injuries are set to explode more than 80-fold to nearly $77 million by July next year, Tuesday’s budget papers reveal.The figure was quietly buried in the Services Australia portfolio budget statement, in a table detailing third-party payments from the agency “on behalf of other entities”.

The compensation scheme, which is currently scheduled to end on April 17, 2024, allows Australians to claim up to $20,000 for medical costs, lost wages or other expenses if they suffer an adverse reaction to a Covid vaccine

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