COVID-19 Vaccines: Injury Compensation Issues

University of Oxford, Legal Research Paper Series, 2020

7 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2020

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Christopher Hodges

University of Oxford - Centre for Socio-Legal Studies; Faculty of Law

Date Written: July 9, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hodges, Christopher, COVID-19 Vaccines: Injury Compensation Issues (July 9, 2020). University of Oxford, Legal Research Paper Series, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3647042 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3647042

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