Canada Global (Web News) New data shows that since the program’s inception in 2021, Canada’s Vaccine Injury Support Program has authorised or paid out more than $2.7 million to applicants.
50 allegations of severe and long-lasting harm attributed to a vaccination approved by Health Canada have thus far been deemed valid.
The programme received 1,299 claims between June 2021 and December 1, 2022, of which 209 were found to be unacceptable due to either not meeting the qualifying requirements or having insufficient information.
According to the Vaccine Injury Support Program, of the remaining claims, 221 have been fully assessed by the program’s medical review board, 48 are awaiting review by the board, and 662 claims are currently undergoing medical record collection, which is typically the longest step in the assessment process (VISP).
The VISP previously revealed data in the summer, but this is the first time they have made public the total amount of financial assistance provided to claimants to date.
The programme officially began accepting claims in June 2021 after being first announced in December 2020.