Will ACC provide cover for COVID-19 vaccination injuries?
ACC can provide treatment and support for injuries caused by COVID-19 vaccination if the criteria for treatment injury are met. This means there’s a physical injury caused by the vaccination, that’s not a necessary part or ordinary consequence of the treatment.
For example, inflammation around the site of the injection is common with COVID-19 vaccination (an ordinary consequence) and is unlikely to be covered. Infections (such as cellulitis or septic arthritis) due to the vaccination, and anaphylaxis resulting in injury, are not ordinary consequences and are likely to be covered.
To make a treatment injury claim for a patient please complete an ACC2152 treatment injury claim form as well as an electronic or manual ACC45 injury claim form.
To help with reporting, ACC needs to know the COVID-19 vaccine brand name and vaccination dose number (i.e. dose one or two). This can be noted:
- on the ACC45: please tick the treatment injury box, identify this as an adverse event in the drop-down menu and then enter the COVID-19 vaccine brand name and vaccination dose number in the open comments section
- on the ACC2152: in Section 3 - Treatment claimed to have caused the injury.
More information about lodging a treatment injury claim is available on the ACC website and in the treatment injury claim lodgement guide.
To find out more please contact ACC on 0800 222 070 or email [email protected]