A British woman has become the first person in the UK to receive compensation for vaccine injury or death through the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme.
Musician Vikki Spit is set to receive £120,000 after a coroner’s report ruled that her fiance and fellow musician Lord Zion (48) died as a direct result of receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Speaking to GB News, Vikki said it had been over a year since she lodged her case for damages, and that she believed the amount awarded, which is a fixed one-off lump sum, was small considering that many who allege vaccine injury need ongoing medical treatment.
She recounted being “mocked and ignored” despite causation for her fiance’s death being confirmed.
She added that the UK’s Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme (VDPS) had assured her that the decision in her favour would pave the way for others who claim to have been injured or lost loved ones due to its acknowledgement of causation in her fiance’s case.
Earlier this year Public Technology.net revealed that the VDPS expected a “ twentyfold increase in the number of claims made this year when compared with pre-pandemic levels” saying , “a new supplier has been appointed to a £6m five-year contract to provide the necessary medical assessments”.
The Scottish Daily Express reported that the UK adverse effects reporting system YellowCard, has recorded 171,400 adverse effects for the Pfizer vaccine, 245,530 for AstraZeneca 39,337 for Moderna and 1,736 for unspecified vaccines.