US compensates three people for COVID-19 vaccine injury claims

The government gave out less than $5,000 overall in compensation for COVID-19 recipients with injury claims.

Published: April 23, 2023 12:06pm

The United States government gave three people a total of less than $5,000 in compensation after they filed claims for injuries related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

The first-of-its-kind compensation came through the Department of Health and Human Services Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program.

One person received $2,019.55 after suffering from anaphylaxis, or a severe allergic reaction, after the COVID-19 vaccine, agency data shows. Two other people said they suffered from myocarditis, or heart inflammation, after getting the shot, and one received $1,582.65 and the other was compensated $1,032.69.

It is unclear what COVID-19 vaccines the claimants received. 

People are eligible to apply for compensation to cover their "out-of-pocket, unreimbursed medical expenses and lost employment income benefits" after having an adverse reaction to the vaccine, the government says. If a person dies, then their estate may file a claim.

As of April 1, nearly 11,000 COVID vaccine claims are still pending or in review, including 8,133 claims.

Most of the compensated claims that are not related to the COVID vaccine are for patients who developed Guillain-Barrè Syndrome after receiving the H1N1 vaccine. Those payouts range from $30 to nearly $2.3 million.

The federal government has been under fire for its response to evidence of COVID vaccine injuries. 

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) told Just the News earlier this year that the government and mainstream media are "in a complete state of denial" about vaccine injuries.

"It's enormously frustrating because I think we could have prevented so much harm if our federal health agencies would have been honest and transparent," he said.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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