The federal government says people who have been vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19 and those who have experienced an adverse event after immunization will be eligible for compensation.
The announcement of the No-Fault program is part of Canada’s preparations to make coronavirus vaccines, starting with the Pfizer-biotech version and starting maintenance next week.
Health Canada said it was approving the vaccine after a thorough examination of the scientific evidence revealed that the benefits outweigh the risks.
“Canadians are confident in the rigor of the vaccination approval system, however, in the rare case where an individual is experiencing an adverse reaction, this program will help them get the help they need,” said Health Minister Patty Hajdu. Said in a statement On Thursday.
All medications and vaccines can cause side effects and reactions.
Epidemiologists say that common and mild symptoms such as fever, aches and pains are evidence that your immune system is activated according to plan and are working to boost immunity.
In contrast, the federal government says that the chances of someone experiencing a really serious adverse reaction are “very rare – less than one in a million”.
The program covers all Health Canada-approved vaccines
Earlier this week, UK regulators suspended the Pfizer-Biotech vaccine for people with a history of anaphylaxis following two adverse events in health care workers with such a history.
Both carried auto-injectors, received the vaccine, experienced adverse events, and were immediately treated and recovered.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is launching a no-fault vaccine injury support program for all vaccines approved by Health Canada, including coronavirus vaccines.
Quebec has had a similar model for 30 years to support those who experience a rare, adverse event after immunization.
There are more than 20 countries around the world National vaccine supports injury Programs for general immunization, including all other G7 countries.