Some Maine Lawmakers Proposing A 5 Year Ban On Mandatory Vaccines
Over the last six months, millions of Americans have gotten doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines approved for (emergency) use in the United States. However, some people are still hesitant about getting their jabs.
For most of the people who are hesitant, they are concerned about how rapidly the vaccines were developed and approved. There are concerns about side effects that may surface years from now.
As a result, a group of Republican lawmakers, led by Representative Tracy Quint (of Hodgdon), have proposed a five year ban on making the vaccinations mandatory in Maine.
According to WMTW, the concern that is noted by this group of lawmakers is the concern that the vaccines may affect reproductive health.
The bill (H. P. 635) says it:
prohibits mandatory vaccinations for coronavirus disease 2019 for 5 years from the date of a vaccine’s first emergency use authorization by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration in order to allow for safety testing and investigations into reproductive harm.
Many government organizations say there is nothing to be concerned about. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement saying there is:
no evidence that any of the COVID-19 vaccines affect future fertility.
On Tuesday (May 11th), the proposal will be discussed before the Maine Legislature's Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services.
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