Reform the VDPA 1979 to improve support for those harmed by covid-19 vaccines

Reform the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 so that it can provide more timely and substantive support for those harmed as a result of receiving a covid-19 vaccine. The current scheme is archaic and inadequate. The new scheme should be more accessible, visible and applicant friendly.

5,687 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Thursday 3rd June 2021
Last 24 hours signatures
202
Signature Deadline
Friday 3rd December 2021
Estimated Final Signatures: 35,582

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Recent Documents related to Reform the VDPA 1979 to improve support for those harmed by covid-19 vaccines

1. Reform the VDPA 1979 to improve support for those harmed by covid-19 vaccines
27/05/2021 - Petitions

Found: Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 so that it can provide more timely and substantive support for those

2. Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme Review 2020
16/07/2020 - Ministry of Justice
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Found: Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme Review 2020 July 2020 CP 277 Criminal

3. Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme Review 2020
16/07/2020 - Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)
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Found: Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme Review 2020 July 2020 CP 277 Criminal

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5. Criminal Injuries Compensation for victims of child abuse
16/05/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 1.1 What is the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme? 4 1.2 How the CICS has changed over the years

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Recent Speeches related to Reform the VDPA 1979 to improve support for those harmed by covid-19 vaccines

1. Medicines and Medical Devices Bill
14/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: > (1) Within one month of the day on which this Act is passed, the Secretary of State must prepare and - Speech Link
2: to build public trust and encourage uptake of vaccines, require social media platforms and companies - Speech Link

2. International Covid-19 Response: Innovation and Access to Treatment
05/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: equitable access to treatment within the international covid-19 response.I thank the Backbench Business - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
23/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: measures to support people through the current crisis. These include Test and Trace support payments for those - Speech Link
2: providing that information, but the lack of financial support to those self-isolating has resulted in an extremely - Speech Link
3: monitor the effectiveness of the self-isolation support provided to people who have tested positive, their - Speech Link

4. Covid-19
28/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: our United Kingdom against the new variants of Covid until we have administered enough vaccinations to - Speech Link
2: reassure the House that all current evidence shows that both the vaccines we are administering remain - Speech Link
3: coming to this country to have proof of a negative Covid test taken in the 72 hours before leaving. They - Speech Link

5. Covid-19: International Response
18/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: the House on the UK’s international response to Covid-19—the biggest threat that we have faced in decades - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Reform the VDPA 1979 to improve support for those harmed by covid-19 vaccines
1. Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme
asked by: Dan Jarvis
09/09/2019
... what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of compensation available under the Vaccine Damage Payment scheme.

2. Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme: Coronavirus
asked by: Christopher Chope
11/01/2021
... if he will make it his policy make the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme open to anyone who suffers serious injury following vaccination against covid-19 ;and if he will make a statement.

3. Youth Covid-19 Support Fund
asked by: Cat Smith
27/04/2021
... how much of the Youth Covid-19 Support Fund has been allocated so far.

4. Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme
asked by: Tracy Brabin
23/02/2017
... if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Vaccine Damage Payment Act 1979 to make people who have had adverse reactions to the Pandemrix vaccination eligible for the Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme.

5. Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme
asked by: Tracy Brabin
23/02/2017
... what assessment he has made of the adequacy of compensation available to people who have become disabled as a result of taking the Pandemrix vaccination; and if he will make a statement.

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The Pearson Commission found that those injured as a result of vaccination should have access to financial support. The VDPA was intended to provide that access, but fails: data suggests that less than 2% of applications in recent years have been successful, and there is a maximum payment of £120,000 and a threshold of 60% disablement. Reforming the VDPA will maintain vaccine confidence and provide urgent support for those injured/bereaved through covid-19 vaccination.


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