New Delhi. 16/4 (AO Bureau)A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court regarding the age of the beneficiaries involved in the Vaccination Program in the country. The Public Interest Litigation filed on Friday has demanded that all people above 18 years of age be vaccinated in the country. Coronavirus cases are increasing continuously in the country. In such a situation, there has been a demand for reducing age in the case of vaccination for a long time. Currently, the third phase of vaccination is going on in the country. In this, people above 45 years of age are being vaccinated.
Advocate Rashmi Singh has filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Friday. It has been said in the petition that in order to control the coronavirus, it is necessary to apply vaccines to all the young and working class. According to the petition, the vaccine already takes 6 to 8 weeks in both doses. In such a situation, by the time the vaccine reaches the age of 18 years or more, Kovid-19 can spread rapidly and the situation can get worse.
The inclusion of the age group of 18-45 in the petition has been said to be arbitrary. It has been said that refusing people in the age group of 18-45 years for a vaccine is arbitrary, ‘discriminatory and unreasonable’. The petition also states that denial is a violation of the entitlements of life and health. Also, the plea of experts has also been given in this petition.