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Government not responsible for Covid vaccine side effects: Centre to Supreme Court

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Covid vaccine side effects: The central government stated in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court that while the government strongly encourages Covid vaccination in the public interest, it is not a legal requirement to get vaccinated. The central government has stated that it is not responsible for the vaccine’s side effects on anyone.

According to the centre, all information about the vaccine is publicly available from the vaccine manufacturers and the government. The question of whether the person who has given consent to receive the vaccine is fully informed does not arise. The central government has stated that the petitioners may seek compensation in civil court.


According to a recent affidavit, the only remedy in cases where a death is found to be caused by the vaccine is to seek compensation in a civil court.

The affidavit was filed in response to a petition filed by the parents of two young women who died last year after receiving the Covid vaccination.

The petition requested an independent investigation into the deaths as well as the formation of an expert medical board to develop a protocol for the early detection and treatment of adverse effects following immunization (AEFI).

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The Supreme Court recommended that state governments withdraw the order barring people who have not received the Covid vaccine from using public facilities.

According to the Health Ministry, if a person suffers physical injury or death as a result of an AEFI, appropriate legal remedies are available to vaccine recipients or their families, including filing a claim for damages/compensation in civil courts for negligence, malfeasance, or misfeasance.

Such claims may be resolved on a case-by-case basis in an appropriate forum, it said, adding that while the deaths were tragic, the government could not be held responsible.

The Health Ministry stated in an affidavit filed on November 23 that, while the government strongly encourages all eligible persons to take the vaccine in the public interest, there is no legal compulsion to do so.

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