Texas Legislators introduce bill to examine long-term health effects, including death, from COVID-19 vaccines
AUSTIN, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - Today, Texas State Senator Drew Springer (SD30) and Representative Dustin Burrows (HD83) filed a bill instructing the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to study adverse reactions, including death, and the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
“No one knows the long-term health implications of the COVID-19 vaccine. Simply put, Texans have the right to know the facts so they can make an informed decision about COVID-19 vaccines. The federal government won’t tell us, so Texas will lead the way in researching this issue,” said Representative Burrows.
“Throughout history, vaccines have played a role in curbing the spread of deadly diseases. However, possible long-term effects and adverse reactions are a matter that must be taken seriously and I am disappointed that the federal government has failed to provide that information on the COVID-19 vaccine. SB(403)/HB(1313) will ensure Texans have the freedom to make an informed decision on whether they would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Senator Springer.
The study must consider the immediate adverse reactions Texans have experienced from taking the various COVID-19 vaccines, the long term adverse reactions Texans have encountered from taking the various COVID-19 vaccines, any misrepresentations about the effectiveness or dangers of taking of the vaccine by its manufacturers or any governmental agency, and any concealment of information about the effectiveness or dangers of taking of the vaccine by its manufacturers or any governmental agency.
The bill instructs the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to report its findings to Speaker of the House of Representatives Dade Phelan, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Governor Greg Abbott, no later than January 1, 2024.
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