COVID-19 vaccine indemnity fund clears Congress

by— The bill which creates a P500-million fund to compensate people who experience adverse effects due to coronavirus vaccines has cleared both houses of Congress, with the Senate approving the measure in a 22-0 vote a day after the House of Representatives passed a similar proposal.—House passes bill to expedite COVID-19 vaccine purchase, create indemnity fund. "The claim for indemnification for serious adverse event directly arising from the administration of COVID-19 vaccine must be filed within five (5) years from the day of inoculation."—Philippines signs indemnity agreement with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers. "All of the manufacturers, they are requiring an indemnity agreement in all the contracts we're signing. That's included, non-disclosure and indemnity," the country's vaccination chief said.—Congress to pass bill speeding up procurement of COVID-19 vaccines on Monday. The House of Representatives and the Senate are expected to pass on Monday a bill expediting the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines and providing for compensation to people who experience adverse effects after getting the shot.