Two GOP Idaho lawmakers introduced a bill that would criminalize the use of mRNA vaccines in the state, which is the technology used in Covid-19 vaccines.

If passed, the state code of Idaho would be changed so that those administering mRNA vaccines would receive misdemeanor charges.

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 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,” the bill states. “A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.”

The bill does not specify the Covid vaccine, but the GOP lawmakers referenced the two COVID-19 mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, in their meeting with the committee. The senators say that they have issues with the vaccine being “fast-tracked.”


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The bill still requires a hearing and vote from the committee before it can be passed.

The Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines have been administered to millions around the world and have fewer harmful side effects than many other widely used vaccines.

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