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Legal protection for employers and medical professionals who vaccinate Australians

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Employers and medical professionals who vaccinate Australians will be protected by a new compensation scheme for anyone who suffers from the exceptionally rare but sometimes serious side effects of coronavirus jabs.

Services Australia will take claims for the no-fault scheme from September 6 but anyone with side effects from either the Pfizer or the AstraZeneca jabs since February will be able to apply, giving Australians a faster and cheaper alternative to going to court.

It could also remove a hurdle for employers considering making jabs mandatory following plans announced by food manufacturer SPC, Qantas and taxi company 13Cabs because costly claims from workers with side effects will be less likely. The same is true of states that have mandated jabs for some workers, such as teachers and health workers in NSW.


https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/compensation-scheme-to-shield-employers-medicos-who-vaccinate-staff-20210828-p58mpx.html


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