The Government will make official this midnight the modification to the vaccine law that will allow signing contracts with Pfizer and other laboratories.
It will do so through a DNU signed by President Alberto Fernández. As the Secretary of Legal and Technical, Vilma Ibarra, had advanced, the decree removes the word “negligence” from the law, a term that had stymied negotiations with Pfizer.
“This decree has as one of its objectives the adaptation of current regulations in order to enable the acquisition of vaccines intended to generate acquired immunity against COVID-19 and access to them by the population, especially for children and adolescents“, indicates the text when explaining the modifications.
And continues: “Article 4 of Law No. 27,573 is modified, eliminating the cause of ‘negligence’ as an attribute of supplier liability, and then define in the specific contracts to be signed in the future, the conditions under which the reception of the vaccines is ‘compliant’ “, points to the text.
In addition, it establishes “the creation of the COVID-19 Repair Fund, intended for those people who eventually suffer damage to physical health, as a direct consequence of the application of the Vaccine “.
On the amount of compensation, he explains: “The compensation payable by the Fund for the death or total and permanent physical disability of the injured party or the injured party will be equal to TWO HUNDRED FORTY (240) times the minimum pensionable amount of SIPA”.
Regarding the constitution of the fund, article 8 specifies: “The fund must be constituted with a sum equal to ONE COMA TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT (1.25%) of the FCA value (Free Carrier, according to Incoterms 2020) per dose of the vaccines supplied. The National Executive Power will regulate its mode of constitution, form financing and other aspects necessary for its proper functioning. Once established, the Ministry of Health will act as the enforcement authority “.
The full text of the decree:
The decree that changes the Vaccine Law
Allows you to buy and receive donations from Pfizer, Moderna and Jensen
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