A man living in British Columbia, Canada, is one of the first Canadians to receive compensation due to an adverse reaction to the COVID vaccine, the National Post reports.
Ten days after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Ross Wightman, 67, went to the hospital claiming severe back pain. This eventually led to facial paralysis and a 67-day stay in hospital.
Doctors have since diagnosed Wightman with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).
Apparently, he is eligible for compensation under the Canadian government’s Vaccine Injury Support Program (VISP) which said Wightman’s health issues were likely due to the vaccine.
Those who qualify for compensation under VISP program are eligible for a maximum payment of $284,000.
Wightman, who is now home recovering from his vaccine-related health issues, said he did not receive the maximum amount.
So far, only five people have been approved for compensation under the vaccine compensation program.