Three people have won payouts from the government as compensation for damage caused to them or a close family member by the COVID vaccines.
One woman whose fiance died after the jab became the first person to win a payout this week after she was awarded £120,000.
According to the BBC, two more have now secured payments while a further 95 people are trying to claim compensation through the government’s vaccine damage payment scheme.
All of the claims are related to the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab.
More than 1,300 claims have been made to the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme so far from tens of millions of vaccines given
Vikki Spit is thought to have been the first to win a COVID-linked payout after her fiance died from immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) eight days after getting his jab.
VITT is an extremely rare side effect of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab which can cause blood clotting and excessive bleeding, which can be fatal.
Some 444 cases of VITT have been recorded in the UK from 49million doses of the vaccine.
81 deaths have been reported although it is not known if these were all caused by the jab.
The benefits of having the vaccine still vastly outweigh the risks of catching COVID.
The risk of death from COVID is roughly 500 times higher than the risk of death from the vaccine.