• A poster appearing to come from the British government promises compensation of 120,000 pounds sterling (137,000 euros) to people who have not been "informed of the health risks associated with Covid-19 vaccines".

    The poster is relayed on social networks.

  • A spokesperson for the British Ministry of Health confirms to

    20 Minutes

    that it is not "a poster or a message sanctioned by the government".

  • The poster diverts a real device set up across the Channel to compensate possible victims.

  • The ministry condemns the approach: “This type of misinformation about the vaccine causes damage and costs lives”.

Is it because Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in France?

A misleading poster about vaccination against Covid-19 is circulating on social networks.

Seeming to come from the British government, it promises compensation of 120,000 pounds sterling (137,000 euros) to people who have not been "informed of the health risks associated with Covid-19 vaccines".

It features a logo that resembles that of the British government, as well as a link to a page called “payment for damage caused by vaccines”.

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There is no record of such a poster on the UK government site.

Contacted, a spokesperson for the British Ministry of Health confirms to

20 Minutes

that it is not “a poster or message sanctioned by the government” and that “the logo of the British government has been used without his knowledge or without permission.

The ministry condemns the approach: “This type of misinformation about the vaccine causes damage and costs lives.

The evidence is clear – vaccines are safe, effective and the best defense against Covid-19.

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As for the photograph showing the two women, it comes from the Shutterstock database.

The link that appears on the poster sends him to a very real page on the British government site.

This page, entitled “payment of damage caused by vaccines”, describes the conditions for obtaining compensation after a vaccination.

However, a citizen cannot receive £120,000 simply because they have not been "informed of the health risks posed by Covid-19 vaccines".

Only people who have become “severely disabled” as a result of vaccination can receive this sum.

The vaccination must have been done in the UK and there are age limits for claiming this payment.

Receiving this payment does not prevent legal proceedings.

In France, it is the Oniam (national medical accident compensation office) which is responsible for examining the requests of people who have received the vaccine against Covid-19.

This is an amicable settlement, without going through a court.

This public establishment, placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Health, can appoint an expert to verify the claim for compensation.

The organization has six months to respond to a request.

The NHS, the British health service, points out that “millions of people” have received a vaccine against Covid-19 and that reported cases of serious side effects “are very rare”.

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