A woman whose partner died after having an AstraZeneca jab has become the first person to receive compensation over a COVID-19 vaccine death.
Under the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme 1979, payouts are available to anyone who has become disabled as a result of having a vaccination and people can also apply on behalf of someone who has died. The scheme offers one-off, tax-free sums of up to £120,000.
Vikki Spit’s former rock singer fiancé Zion fell ill 8 days after he had his injection and died. Over a year after applying for compensation, she was awarded the maximum settlement of £120,000, but said it wasn’t enough.
Vikki said she had got into debt after losing Zion’s earnings and should’ve had £180,000.
She called an ambulance for Zion when he began suffering “excruciating” headaches on May 13, 2021 and died 6 days later.