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A COVID-19 vaccine is finally in sight and governments are working out the logistics of vaccinating entire populations.

But no vaccine is 100% safe. Concerns have been raised around how fast the vaccines -- which are soon to be distributed worldwide -- have been developed. 

Other countries have compensation schemes to pay out people injured by a vaccine -- from minor side effects to serious risks --but what happens in Australia if someone gets sick after being vaccinated?