DeSantis says state will 'hold vaccine manufacturers accountable' for alleged COVID vax side effects

Governor claims spikes in "cardiac related activity" in young patients after shot.

Updated: December 6, 2022 - 2:37pm

The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook

Links

Other Media

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the weekend told an assembly that the state plans to hold vaccine manufacturers "accountable" for alleged severe side effects in the COVID-19 vaccine. 

    American Greatness reported on Monday that DeSantis made the remarks "at a Republican Party of Florida event on Saturday at the Florida Governors Mansion."

    The governor told the assembly that the state would move to "hold these [vaccine] manufacturers accountable for this mRNA [shot] because they said there were no side effects and we know that there have been a lot.”

    The outlet posted on its website video of DeSantis's talk to the group, including his remarks about vaccine manufacturers. 

    “We did a study in Florida and we saw an 86 percent increase in cardiac related activity in people ages 18 to 39 from mRNA shots and so we’re going to be doing some stuff to bring accountability there,” the governor said.

    "This is something that we're going to lead on in Florida," DeSantis told the group, "so we're going to have, probably, some announcements in the next three or for weeks on that."