Pinnacle Court delivered that no individual should be forced to induce vaccinated against Covid

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The Supreme Court of India on Monday said that no individual should be forced to urge a Covid vaccine shot. It said that conditions imposed by some state governments, restricting access of unvaccinated people to public places isn't proportional and may be recalled within the present prevailing conditions.

The apex court directed the Centre to make a policy and impose some conditions for the larger public good.

The court said it's satisfied that the present Covid vaccination policy can not be said 'unreasonable and manifestly arbitrary'.

"Till numbers are low, we recommend that relevant orders are followed and no restriction is imposed on unvaccinated individuals on access to public areas or recall the identical if already not done," a bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai said.

The Court also directed the Centre to publish reports on adverse events of vaccines from the general public and doctors on a publicly accessible system without compromising data of people.

The court delivered the judgement on a plea filed by Jacob Puliyel seeking directions for disclosure of information on clinical trials of Covid vaccines and post-jab cases.

India's Covid vacciantion coverage has exceeded 189.17 crore (1,89,17,69,346). consistent with the Union Health Ministry, over 2.90 crore (2,90,98,946) adolescents are administered the primary dose of the Covid-19 vaccine so far.