‘No person can be forced to be vaccinated against his/her wishes’ – states the latest affidavit filed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Vaccination of teachers or anyone for that matter, is not mandatory
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In a new exposure of malafides of State Government, unravelled by the Central Government, it is made clear that the Central Government has never issued any directions for mandatory vaccination. However, the State Government authorities have started pressurizing and harassing teachers and the common man to take vaccines. The affidavit is filed in a Writ Petition No. 1820 of 2021 filed by teaches (Mr. Nelson Fernandes&AnrVs. State of Goa).
The relevant paras of the affidavit dated 08.10.2021 filed by the Under Secretary of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare reads thus;
“9. that the directions and guidelines released by Government of India and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, do not entail compulsory or forcible vaccination against COVID 19 disease implying that COVID-19 vaccination is completely voluntary for all citizens of India. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has not formulated or suggested any policies for discrimination between citizens of India on the basis of their vaccination Status.
“10. That, it is duly advised, advertised, and communicated by MoHFW through various print and social media platforms that all citizens should get vaccinated, but this in no way implies that any person can be forced to be vaccinated against her/his wishes. “11 That, as per the existing guidelines, there is no provisions for forcing any citizen to book appointment for Covid Vaccination
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