COVID-19 Vaccines: Injury Compensation Issues
University of Oxford, Legal Research Paper Series, 2020
7 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2020
Date Written: July 9, 2020
This analysis summarises the particular injury compensation arrangements that are needed to support adequate take-up of vaccines for COVID-19 and the compensation of those who are unlucky enough to suffer harm arising out of their use. It indicates the inadequacies of the standard liability rules and arrangements, and the advantages of compensation schemes. It notes the widespread use of vaccine compensation schemes but also differences in their design and evolution, before summarising the state of the art on the design of such a scheme for Europeans and on how it may be funded.
Keywords: COVID, vaccine, injury, compensation, scheme
JEL Classification: K00
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