Latvia drug authority receives 41 compensation claims over side effects from Covid-19 vaccine

  • 2022-07-18
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The State Agency of Medicines has so far received 41 compensation claims from people alleging lasting side effects from Covid-19 vaccines on their health, the agency's spokeswoman Dace Keomege informed LETA. 

In her words, the State Agency of Medicines is currently reviewing 15 such compensation claims. So far, no compensations have been paid out for side effects from registered Covid-19 vaccines in Latvia. 

The State Agency of Medicines carries out the first examination of the compensation applications and attached documents. Within 15 weekdays, the agency assesses the applications for validity and compliance with requirements.

At the same time, the agency decides whether the submitted compensation claim should be forwarded for next assessment rounds in which experts conduct an in-depth analysis, looking for possible causal links between the Covid-19 shot and subsequent health problems, as well as assessing the gravity of the alleged side effects. 

The final decision on granting the compensation is taken by the State Agency of Medicines. The application should be submitted not later than two years after the damage has been discovered, and not later than three years after the vaccination date.