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Update on Applications and Payments Approved Under Vaccine Injury Financial Assistance Programme Since May 2021

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
He Ting Ru
MP for Sengkang GRC

Qns 34

To ask the Minister for Health (a) since the update given in May 2021, how many more applications have been made under the Vaccine Injury Financial Assistance Programme; and (b) how many payments have been approved under the programme.

Written Answer

As of 25 June 2021, the Ministry of Health has received 292 complete applications for the Vaccine Injury Financial Assistance Programme (VIFAP), of which 267 applications have been reviewed by the independent VIFAP Clinical Panel.

Of the 267 applications which have completed review, 102 applications were assessed by the Clinical Panel to have met the qualifying criteria for VIFAP.

A total of $451,000 have been paid out or are in the process of being paid out to these individuals. A total of 159 applications did not meet the VIFAP eligibility criteria.

31 applications are pending review by the Clinical Panel, or are pending additional medical information from the applicant’s doctor.

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