A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Central government to permit people to voluntarily get vaccinated against COVID-19 with Covishield vaccine even if they have been fully vaccinated with Covaxin (Kartik Seth v. Union of India)..The plea filed by Supreme Court lawyer Kartik Seth pointed out that since Covaxin is not recognised by World Health Organisation (WHO), individuals who have been administered the same are not being permitted to travel to many foreign countries. Hence, individuals who voluntarily at their own costs and risk wish to get Covishield even after having received two doses of Covaxin, should not be prevented from doing so.Covaxin administered individuals should be allowed to get re-vaccinated after three months of second dose since Covaxin has been unable to get WHO approval for emergency use for the last five months since expression of interest for the same was submitted to WHO, the petitioner prayed.As a result of pending approval of WHO, several countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada etc. have been treating the Indian citizens vaccinated with Covaxin as un-vaccinated, the plea filed through advocate Shriya Gilhotra said. Thus, those who wish to travel to such countries for emergency purposes and other personal reasons have been left stranded, it was submitted.The plea also stated that once Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he was vaccinated with COVAXIN, the population which follows him ardently also got vaccinated by the same. Those who were not allowed to have a choice of vaccine and got vaccinated with COVAXIN has been an apparent victim of the entire vaccination campaign of the country, it was contended..The petition also sought directions to the Centre to release official data, record, timeline and reasons of delay in approval of Covaxin and reasons for India approving Covaxin despite the results of third phase trials of the same remaining pending.