Kristine Macartney

MD, FRACP, Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, NSW; Director, The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), NSW

Australia needs a vaccine injury compensation scheme: Upcoming COVID-19 vaccines make its introduction urgent

There is a strong public health ethical justification to introduce a vaccine injury compensation scheme in Australia, and it needs to be in place before widespread use of COVID-19 vaccines.