However, issues manifested over who would be held responsible for complications related to the potential side-effects of the vaccines.
MP Assem Araji, head of Lebanon’s Ministerial Health Committee revealed on Monday that Pfizer required a law from the Parliament in order for Lebanon to receive the vaccines.
Lebanon resolved the issue quickly, passing a new law to ensure the firms’ protection from lawsuits and bearing responsibility in case of potential side-effects.
“In case of any defect in manufacturing or production by companies, [the firms] bear the responsibility, even within the period of emergency use, and during this period the Lebanese state bears the responsibility for treatment and compensation,” explained Araji.
Meanwhile, Lebanon’s very own Health Minister, Hamad Hasan, and Health Ministry staff members recently tested positive for the coronavirus.
From bed rest, Hasan thanked the Lebanese Parliament for approving “this modern health law that keeps pace with scientific achievements and secures them for the Lebanese people despite all the complicated circumstances, so that their safety remains a priority.”