Iraqi President Ratifies Law on provision and use of COVID-19 vaccines


 On Monday, March 9, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih approved the Law on the provision and the use of COVID-19 vaccines.
While he was officially endorsing the law, the President said that the approval of the Law comes to address the risks presented by the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure that every Iraqi citizen has equitable access to vaccination during the current and future pandemics to be protected from its impacts. It also comes to ensure that medical and health staff have access to the necessary supplies for the vaccination.
The President ratified the law after being voted and sent by the Iraqi Parliament.