When asked about the matter, Superintendent DC Mishra said no one should be forced to take the COVID-19 vaccine. New Delhi: In Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, SP MP Azam Khan, who has been serving a district prison for a year, refused to receive the COVID-19 vaccine given to prisoners.
178 inmates inside the district prison were vaccinated by the doctors. However, Azam Khan refused to take the vaccine. Sources have revealed that Azam Khan does not trust the BJP vaccine. Speculation suggests that his decision was made after SP national president Akhilesh Yadav in a statement said his party members would not take the vaccine provided by the BJP government.
When questioned by the Superintendent DC Mishra in prison, he said under the government’s plan the policy was being held so that COVID-19 would not have the opportunity to return to prison. In this regard, an order has been issued that all detainees have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. In the first case, the order was issued to those over 60 years of age. 178 prisoners are vaccinated at Sitapur Jail here.
In the second phase of the vaccination campaign, people between the ages of 45 and 60 are vaccinated
The Superintendent further spoke on the matter of Azam Khan and said “We cannot impose the COVID-19 vaccine on anyone. If he does not wish to be innoculated, he will not be forced to. This was not his wish, so he did not get vaccinated.”