If my employee suffers serious side effects related to the COVID-19 vaccine, can they make a work-injury compensation claim?
In very rare instances, employees may experience serious side effects after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, such as a severe allergic reaction. The Vaccine Injury Financial Assistance Programme (VIFAP) for COVID-19 Vaccination provides a one-time goodwill financial assistance to persons who experience serious side effects that are assessed to be related to COVID-19 vaccines administered in Singapore.
Any claim under WICA for serious side effects due to COVID-19 vaccination will be assessed on a case by case basis. If such a claim does arise, the employer is required to file an incident report and the case will be assessed accordingly