The health department has released its proposals for establishing a no-fault compensation fund for claims of serious side-effects caused by coronavirus vaccines.

The fund is one of the key pre-conditions set by Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Pfizer in their negotiations with the government. Both companies have sought exemption from liability for harm caused by their vaccines to recipients in SA, requiring the government to set up a no-fault compensation fund that limits claims to the fund or the government...

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