Today, on March 27, a law that lifts any responsibility for consequences from the producers of vaccines against Covid-19, medical employees and everyone involved in the holding of the vaccination program comes into force.
The document amends the law of Ukraine On drugs toward the state registration of the vaccines or other medical immunobiological preparations under the obligations.
Particularly, the law was added with the next: “After the state registration of vaccines and other medical immunobiological preparations for specific prevention of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) under the obligations for urgent medical use the central body of the executive power that provides the formation and implements the state policy in the health sphere on the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has a right to undertake obligations from the name of Ukraine tied with the use of vaccine or other medical immunobiological preparations for specific prevention of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the state registration of which was held in correspondence with the demands of the current article, including the refusal from sovereign immunity in possible disputes toward such commitments, as well as release from general liability of the producer and/or owner of the product license, including medical employees involved in the holding of events tied with the vaccination for any consequences tied with the use of such vaccines or other medical immunobiological preparations for specific prevention of coronavirus disease (Covid-19)”.
However, in case of such consequences, the state provides compensation payments in the order prescribed by the Cabinet of Ministers.
The law will act for four years.
Moreover, the Cabinet of Ministers should develop and implement the order of provision of the compensation during a month.