Under the PREP Act, in USA companies like Pfizer and Moderna have total immunity from liability if something unintentionally goes wrong with their vaccines. The government likely won’t compensate you for damages either.
It is very rare for a blanket immunity law to be passed.Pharmaceutical companies typically aren’t offered much liability protection under the law, nor you can hold your employer accountable if they mandate inoculation as a condition of employment.
Experts thinks a big reason for the unprecedented protection has to do with the expedited timeline.The government asked them develop this four or five times faster than they normally do.The quickest vaccine ever developed was for mumps.It took four years and was licensed in 1967.
Drugmakers like Pfizer continue to reassure the public no shortcuts were taken. although the legal immunity granted to pharmaceutical companies doesn’t just guard them against lawsuits, it helps lower the cost of the immunizations. Remember, vaccine manufacturers aren’t ones approving their products for mass distribution, that is the job of countries health departments.