The government’s plans to exempt coronavirus vaccine manufacturers Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Pfizer from liability for any harm caused by their products has raised the ire of local stakeholders.

Both companies have required the government to establish a no-fault compensation fund by April 30 in their negotiations  with SA. The government has ordered 31-million doses of J&J’s single-shot vaccine and 30-million doses of Pfizer’s double-shot regimen. The scheme limits claims for severe side-effects from Covid-19 vaccines to the fund or the government...

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