The Scheme’s Protocol (including its Schedules) sets outs the procedure, terms, and conditions that apply to the Scheme. This includes:

  • The nature of the compensation that the Scheme offers;
  • The types of Injuries that are eligible for compensation under this Scheme; and
  • The necessary conditions that must be satisfied:
    • in order for a Claim for compensation to be deemed receivable.
    • in order for you or the person you represent to be eligible to receive compensation under the Scheme (if a Claim is deemed to be receivable).

You should carefully read the Scheme’s Protocol and the Schedules it contains before submitting a Claim for compensation under the Scheme.

The Administrator will process all Claims and Scheme forms that are submitted to it in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Scheme’s Protocol and its Schedules.

Download: Scheme Protocol

The Scheme Protocol sets out the processes and procedures which will be followed for claiming compensation under the COVID-19 Vaccine Facility No-Fault Compensation Scheme.

Download: Scheme Definitions

This document sets out the defined terms used in the Scheme Protocol and their meaning.


The Covid-19 Vaccine Facility No-Fault Compensation Scheme, established to provide fair compensation to eligible vaccine recipients who suffer a Serious Adverse Event related to a COVID-19 vaccination that has been either:

  • procured and/or delivered by UNICEF on a Participating Country’s behalf;
  • donated to a Participating Country through UNICEF; or
  • formally included into the Scheme (but otherwise procured and/or delivered but not by or through UNICEF),

as detailed in the Scheme Protocol and its Schedules.


Serious bodily injury or illness suffered or sustained by a Patient that:

  1. requires Hospitalisation or prolongs an existing Hospitalisation; and
  2. results in permanent total or partial Impairment; or
  3. is a congenital birth injury or illness in an unborn or new-born child of a woman who received a Vaccine and results in permanent total or partial Impairment; or
  4. results in death.

A written claim for compensation completed by a Claimant, using the Claim Form approved by and provided by the Administrator, as set forth in Schedule 2 of the Scheme’s Protocol, which must be accompanied by all Supporting Evidence.


ESIS, Inc., the claims Administrator appointed to manage and administer the Program, including, but not limited to, the receipt and registration of Applications, distributing acknowledgements of receipt of Applications, setting financial reserves for Receivable Claims, review of Applications, Supporting Evidence, and other documents to assess receivability, assessing Receivable Claims, and approve or deny, as the case may be, Payment for compensation, in accordance with the terms of the Program's Protocol.