Supreme Court Verdict On Vaccination Drive: The Supreme Court has given a big decision today (on Monday) regarding the vaccination drive against Coronavirus. The Supreme Court said in its order that no one can force the vaccine.
cannot be forced to vaccinate
The Supreme Court has said in its decision that no one can be forced to take the Kovid vaccine against his will. The right to decide about one’s body comes under the right to life under Article 21. However, the court has said that the government can regulate it in special circumstances. The government’s vaccine policy is based on expert opinion and cannot be termed as unreasonable or arbitrary.
State government lifts restrictions
The Supreme Court said that right now the number of Kovid cases is less. Therefore, the orders to stop people who do not take the vaccine from using public facilities should be withdrawn for the time being. The court made it clear that here it does not mean following the Kovid protocol in public places. Government can make rules for this. Vaccine trial data should be made public
Along with this, the court has said that the Kovid vaccine trial data should be made public. The government should also make public the data of the side effects of the vaccine, but the identity of the people participating in the trial should not be disclosed.
Demand in petition filed in court
The petition was filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of Jacob Pulial, who was one of the technical advisors of the National Immunization Campaign. It was said in the petition that many states have made such rules, due to which it has become mandatory to get the corona vaccine. People who do not get the vaccine there are being deprived of many types of government facilities. The petition also sought to make public the report of clinical trials of covid vaccines and their adverse effects data. Stand of the Central and State Governments
The central government said that it has definitely asked the states for 100% vaccination, but the vaccine has not been made mandatory. At the same time, states like Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh had justified the necessity of the vaccine for the use of public facilities in their favor placed in the court. The states said that in view of the dangerous infection of the disease and the wider public interest, the decision has been taken to make the vaccine mandatory.