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Vaccine Injury compensation

I would like to know the total number of claims both declined and accepted by acc since acc was established, as well as the total moneys paid out to successful claimants.

Providing evidence that our government agency looks after those negatively effected by vaccines, to boost confidence in vaccinating.

Providing assurance to parents hestitant to vaccinate for fear of injury.

Kayla French-Wilkinson


Response from
Accident Compensation Corporation

Dataset submitted

Please refer to https://catalogue.data.govt.nz/dataset/vaccine-injury-compensation for the data uploaded.

35 Comments

  • Tracy Livingston (Requester)

    Kia Ora Simon Barbour, the death rate from vaccination shows up under the Iatrogenesis figures in the CARM report. However, I have reason to believe that they are not entirely accurate for a number of reasons, one being that i was told that the figures had been 'scrubbed' clean. I'm sure to maintain confidence in vaccination. Nga mihi nui kautou

  • Accident Compensation Corporation (Accident Compensation Corporation) (Accident Compensation Corporation)

    Kia ora John,

    Please refer to https://catalogue.data.govt.nz/dataset/vaccine-injury-compensation for the data uploaded.

  • John Donnelly

    I'm sure that people who work for ACC have Children also and would also like this information.... as would every parent. Please send me this information.

  • Accident Compensation Corporation (Accident Compensation Corporation)

    Tēnā koe Simon,
    I refer to your below request for information related to vaccine injury statistics.

    Providing the details you have requested in relation to adverse reaction claims would involve us collating information from 411 claims. Information such as the specifics of the adverse reaction involved would require a manual search of each individual claim file to determine exactly what the reaction was. We are therefore refusing this part of your request under section 18(f) of the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), as your request would involve substantial collation and research.

    We are also unable to provide the information you have requested related to claims for vaccine related deaths. As explained in our previous response, due to the low number of claims for vaccine related deaths (<4), we are unable to provide the exact number of claims. We are therefore also unable to provide specific information in relation to these cases. As the number of claims is so low, the likelihood of the individuals involved being identified is high and so to protect the privacy of the individuals involved, we stand by our decision to withhold this information under section 9(2)(a) of the Act. We are also refusing your request for specific information in relation to these claims under section 9(2)(a) of the Act. In doing so, we have considered the public interest and have determined that it does not outweigh the need to protect the individuals privacy.

    If you are not happy with this response, you have the right to make a complaint to the Ombudsman. Information about how to do this is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or by phoning 0800 802 602.

  • Simon Barbour (Requester)

    Kia Ora ACC,

    Thank you for your latest response. However again this information is too vague. Could you please (without disclosing any personal information, therefore not breaching the privacy of these individuals under section 9(2)(a) of the Act) provide the exact number of accepted cases where a vaccination has caused death. Could you please include the age of each case, the specific vaccine that was given and the year the death occurred.

    Could you please provide a breakdown list of all accepted claims under the category ‘Adverse reactions including allergy’ (411) into the following columns: Age of person injured, Specific adverse reaction, Specific vaccine which caused the injury, Year of injury.

    Please note that in these requests there is no need for any personal information to be given, therefore this request does not breach the privacy of these individuals under section 9(2)(a).

  • Accident Compensation Corporation (Accident Compensation Corporation)

    Kia ora Richard

    Please refer to https://catalogue.data.govt.nz/dataset/vaccine-injury-compensation for the data uploaded.

  • Richard Gregory

    Could you please send this information to me also. Kind Regards, Richard

  • Accident Compensation Corporation (Accident Compensation Corporation)

    Tēnā koe Simon,
    Please refer to https://catalogue.data.govt.nz/dataset/vaccine-injury-compensation for the 'infection' and 'adverse reaction' data uploaded.

  • Simon Barbour (Requester)

    Kia ora ACC,

    Thank you for your response and for supplying a general overview of injury types.
    However, I would like more specific information as some of these categories are too vague. Could you please expand the two injury types ‘infection' and 'adverse reaction' and give more specific information regarding what types of infections and what types of adverse reactions?
    I would like specific information (including severity as defined by ACC) for each of the accepted claims under the infection (632) and adverse reaction (468) categories. Could you please also provide the exact number of accepted cases in which vaccinations have caused death in the last fifteen years?

  • ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation)

    Tēnā koe Simon,
    Please refer to https://catalogue.data.govt.nz/dataset/vaccine-injury-compensation for the breakdown data uploaded.

  • Simon Barbour (Requester)

    I would also like to know the breakdown of the types of injuries caused?

  • Grant Robinson

    I would like this imformaton to please

  • Jordyn McCaughan

    Please may I receive this information

  • Amanda

    Can I please also have this information

  • Accident Compensation Corporation (Accident Compensation Corporation)

    Tēnā koe Ahmed,
    Please refer to https://catalogue.data.govt.nz/dataset/vaccine-injury-compensation for the breakdown data uploaded.

  • Grant

    Can you please send me this data as well? Many thanks.

  • Ahmed Al-Jumaily

    Hi, thanks for the upload.
    Can i request a detailed breakdown of the injuries?
    Ie. Age of patient, severity of injury, type of vaccine, ethnicity of patient.

  • ROBERT J ILLES

    Please send this information to me about vaccine injury an death claimed in NZ

  • Bec

    I'd like this data

  • Renee

    Please may I have more information

  • Lelani

    I would like to have a copy of this information please. Thanks in advance.

  • Robyn McCrory

    I would like to receive this information about vaccine injury compensation as soon as it is available

  • Lauren

    I would also love to receive this information. Will help to encourage vaccination without a doubt!

  • Aurelie Coussement

    I would like to receive this information too thank you.

  • Mariette

    I am interested to know

  • Ashley Murphy

    I wish to be included in this information also please

  • Mark Owen

    I would like this information too please

  • Katina delamere

    I would also like these stats emailed to me please

  • Michelle

    I would like this information too please

  • Alissa

    This would be extremely helpful and reassuring for parents to know

  • Isla Kaihe

    I would like this information too please

  • Kari Shadwell

    This would be very useful for all parents researching vacines for their children.

  • Kelly Weston

    This is an absolute necessity for all informed parents to read.

  • Sharon Elsworth

    I agree that transparency is good for all concerned.

  • Theresa

    Be interesting to know this information

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