More vaccine litigation- UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 13th, 2017 in news by sally

‘As commentators to my previous post on immunisation have pointed out, vaccinations are not cost-free. But the benefit of eliminating pathogens through herd immunity is generally agreed to outweigh the occasional risk to individuals. Acknowledging that there are such risks, the government has run a modern compensation system since 1979 for people who are “severely disabled” as a result of vaccination (now the 2012 Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme). The initial scheme was put in place in response to side effects of the whooping cough vaccine.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th February 2017

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com