At the end of December 2020, the coronavirus vaccination campaign began in Germany. Since then, at least 1,421 claims for compensation for vaccine complications have been filed. This was reported by the daily “Tagesspiegel” after inquiring with the relevant offices of the individual German states.
Of the 163 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered, 1,421 claims for compensation for complications
According to the Ministry of Health, approximately 163 million doses of COVID-19 have been administered in Germany to date (as of January 26). This means that vaccine complications or suspected complications are completely isolated cases.
According to the Robert Koch Institute, the term Impfschaden refers to the health and financial consequences of vaccine-induced damage to health that is not a simple vaccination reaction. The term therefore does not refer to typical reactions such as, for example, pain at the injection site or a headache. According to Landesverband Rheinland, “the state of health six months after vaccination” is decisive in making the assessment.
So far, at least 25 applicants have been awarded compensation
Bavaria (295) and North Rhine-Westphalia (188) have submitted the most applications – but it is important to remember that these are also the two states with the largest populations. In addition, data from all federal states is not available.
According to the Tagesspiegel, so far at least 25 applicants have been granted compensation. However, the processing of all applications has not yet been completed, as the process is very time-consuming.