Nov. 30, 2021

The Government has told the Supreme Court that COVID-19 vaccination is voluntary and serious or severe effects of inoculation, including death, account for less than 0.01%.


  • The percentage of such effect having serious/severe [including deaths] in case of both Covaxin and Covishield is less than 0.01%. This again is in the caveat that any such severe/serious effect including death cannot be attributed to vaccination.

  • The Health Ministry said 2,116 serious and severe AEFI cases have been reported from 1,19,38,44,741 doses administered till November 24.

  • The very proof that the vaccination is not mandatory is evident from the fact that no benefits or services are attached to it.

  • The Centre said any death or hospitalisation following vaccination cannot be automatically assumed to be due to vaccination.

Source : The Hindu