The Compensation Fund will cover employees for injuries, illness, or death that has been caused because of receiving a Covid-19 vaccine.
The following requirements must apply based on the OHS risk assessment conducted by the employer:
The vaccination must be regarded as an inherent requirement of the job as determined by the employer’s risk assessment
The employee must have been vaccinated with SAHPRA-approved Covid-19 vaccine
Evidence must be provided of the employer’s Risk Assessment and Vaccination Plan as set out in paragraph 3(1)(a)(i)(ii) and (b) of the Consolidated Directions on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Certain Workplaces dated 28 May 2021
The chronological sequence between the vaccine inoculation and the development of symptoms and clinical signs must be provided
The employee must have presented with symptoms and clinical signs that are generally recognized as side effects of Covid -19 vaccine
Additional tests may be required to assess the presence of abnormalities of any organ affected
Claims will be examined, and compensation will be determined and paid in terms of the Act and the Guidelines of Compensation Fund
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