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A no-fault compensation scheme for serious adverse events attributed to vaccination

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Nelson, MR, A no-fault compensation scheme for serious adverse events attributed to vaccination , Medical Journal of Australia, 195, (5) pp. 263. ISSN 0025-729X (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: doi:10.5694/mja11.10827

Abstract

To the Editor: Kelly and colleagues are to be applauded for their call for a no-fault compensation scheme.1 If only such a scheme had been available in the early 1960s, when my sister (who has approved this letter) developed encephalitis secondary to a vaccinia inoculation. Then she, and our parents, would have been spared decades of struggling with the sequelae of this acquired brain injury in a "fault averse" system. The few who have been seriously harmed should not be forgotten by the millions who have benefited.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Primary Health Care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
Author:Nelson, MR (Professor Mark Nelson)
ID Code:73203
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2011-09-21
Last Modified:2011-09-21
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