Published On: January 20, 2022 at 15:27 IST
A Petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking the reveal of clinical trial data for Vaccines administered to children in India. Aside from that, the Petition has requested a Stay on the coercive Covid-19 Vaccine mandates imposed by numerous States and private establishments which include schools, for children aged 15 to 18.
Dr. Jacob Puliyel, a former member of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization, lodged the Petition asking for Ad-Interim Orders.
In the Writ Petition that was previously filed by him, he requested that the information pertaining to clinical trials and the effectiveness of the Vaccines administered to Indians for the Covid-19 pandemic should be made public.
According to the Petition, numerous states have used a Ministry of Health and Family Welfare notification dated December 27 on Covid-19 vaccination to impose compulsory Vaccination of children aged 15 to 18. Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan filed the Application.
As per the Application, the guidelines by the Government were issued just a few days after a press conference on December 24 was attended by Vaccination drive Chief Vinod K Paul, Indian Council of Medical Research, Chief Balram Bhargava, and Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan.
The announcement on December 24 stated that there is no scientific justification for paediatric Vaccination yet.
The Applicant stated the Vaccine mandate, asserting that the Government of Haryana alerted that Vaccinations for eligible people (those over the age of 15) is compulsory. Vaccinations have been made compulsory for eligible children in Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa district.
Dr. Puliyel mentioned in his Petition that peer-reviewed scientific studies have shown that Covid-19 Vaccines do not prevent infection or transmission. They are also ineffective against new variants.