Idaho lawmakers have introduced a bill that would make the administration of experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccines illegal.
Representative Judy Boyle (R-Midvale) and Senator Tammy Nichols (R-Middleton) sponsored House Bill 154. It was introduced Wednesday in the House Health & Welfare Committee.
According to the bill text, “A person may not provide or administer a vaccine developed using messenger ribonucleic acid technology for use in an individual or any other mammal in this state.”
A person who violates the bill will be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Nichols said during her presentation to the committee, “We have issues, (the vaccines were) fast-tracked.”
The new legislation, if passed, would go into effect on July 1, 2023.
Nichols said during her presentation to the committee, “We have issues this was fast tracked.”
Nichols said there is no liability, informed consent or data on mRNA vaccines. She later clarified she was referring to the two COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna.
“I think there is a lot of information that comes out with concerns to blood clots and heart issues,” Nichols said.
Rep. Ilana Rubel, D-Boise, questioned Nichols’ statement that the vaccines were fast-tracked. She said her understanding was that the vaccines were approved and survived the testing, later approved by the FDA.
Nichols said she is finding it “may not have been done like we thought it should’ve been done.”
“There are other shots we could utilize that don’t have mRNA in it,” Nichols said.
The mRNA COVID-19 vaccines that are available are Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) products. There are no licensed, FDA approved, products available. The EUA product is not legally interchangeable with a licensed product.
Read the full bill text here.