Idaho bill would make it a misdemeanor to give a COVID-19 vaccine

Rule would make all mRNA shots a misdemeanor.

Updated: February 17, 2023 - 1:26pm

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A law proposed in the Idaho legislature would make it a crime to administer COVID vaccines and all mRNA vaccines generally.

The bill, put forth by Idaho Sen. Tammy Nichols and Rep. Judy Boyle, would direct that "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."

"Messenger ribonucleic acid" or mRRNA technology is a relatively novel form of pharmaceutical that has been studied and experimented with for years but which first received widespread distribution in the form of COVID vaccines starting in late 2020 and early 2021. 

Critics have alleged that mRNA vaccines are insufficiently tested and may be responsible for a recent rise in heart-related issues. Nichols when presenting the bill at committee claimed the COVID vaccine was "fast tracked."

"I think there is a lot of information that comes out with concerns to blood clots and heart issues," she said.

The bill would make injection of an mRNA shot a misdemeanor.

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