Vaccine claimants give up right to sue
In terms of new regulations for the compensation fund South Africans who claim from a Covid-19 vaccine injury fund will give up rights to approach the courts to sue the government or health workers should they suffer severe injury from taking the injection
This follows as drug companies providing vaccines to SA, like Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Pfizer, insisted on a no-fault compensation scheme run by the government as a prerequisite for supplying the vaccines. The regulations, on April 22. It is not clear from which departments’ budget the government will source money.