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The government aims to scrap the controversial compensation scheme it was obliged to establish by Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers when it enters into new supply contracts, a top health department official said on Monday.

Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) agreed last year to supply SA with desperately needed shots on condition the government establish a Covid-19 vaccine injury no-fault compensation scheme. The scheme was established in terms of regulations to section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, and indemnifies vaccine manufacturers and the government from claims...

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