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Have you suffered adverse side effects from the vaccine? Did you know you can make an ACC Claim?

If you have suffered adverse side effects from the vaccine did you know that you can make an ACC Claim for a treatment injury? If your side effects it meet the criteria for a treatment injury ACC may cover your claim. This means that if there is a physical injury caused by the vaccination, which is not a necessary part or ordinary consequence of the treatment, then ACC may cover it. For example, inflammation around the site of the injection is common with a COVID-19 vaccination. It's an ordinary consequence and ACC are unlikely to cover it. Infections due to the vaccination, such as cellulitis or septic arthritis, and anaphylaxis resulting in injury aren't ordinary consequences and ACC are likely to cover it.

To make a treatment injury claim for a patient, you need to complete an ACC2152 treatment injury claim form and an electronic or manual ACC45 injury claim form.

ACC2152 treatment injury claim form (DOC 183 KB)

To help with ACC's reporting, they need to know the COVID-19 vaccine brand name and vaccination dose number (i.e. dose one or two). You can note this on:

  • the ACC45: Tick the treatment injury box. Identify this as an adverse event in the drop-down menu. Identify this as an adverse event in the drop-down menu. Then enter the COVID-19 vaccine brand name and vaccination dose number in the open comments section

  • the ACC2152: In Section 3 - Treatment claimed to have caused the injury.

https://www.acc.co.nz/covid-19/providers/general-covid-19-provider-information/#treatment-injury-cover-for-covid-19-vaccination-injuries


If your claim is declined or not covered we can help you apply for review of ACC's decision. Contact us at kate@katesheehan.co.nz

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