BISMARCK, ND (trfnews.i234.me) North Dakota legislators are considering banning some vaccines.
– Senate bill in North Dakota proposes an outright ban on all mRNA-based vaccines
– CDC explains that mRNA teaches our bodies to make a protein that triggers an immune response
– mRNA vaccines are used to treat the flu, rabies, and the Zika virus, and are studied to treat multiple sclerosis and cancer
– House bill prohibits hospitals from requiring vaccines for employment
– Another bill prevents public colleges from requiring vaccines for enrollment
– Republican representative expresses concern over liability for vaccine injuries/conditions
– Vice president medical officer at Sanford Health argues that vaccines are necessary to take care of patients, protect from diseases, and keep healthcare workers healthy
– Dr. Briggs emphasizes the importance of vaccines as a tool for healthcare.
A Senate bill in North Dakota is seeking to ban all mRNA-based vaccines, including those used to treat the flu, rabies, and the Zika virus, as well as those being studied to treat multiple sclerosis and cancer. The bill is being pushed by Republican representative Jeff Homerson, who cites concerns over liability for those who suffer adverse reactions to the vaccine. Meanwhile, a house bill would prevent hospitals from requiring vaccines for employment and public colleges from requiring them for enrollment. However, Dr. Stephen Briggs, the vice president medical officer at Sanford Health, warns that bills that restrict vaccine use are problematic, as vaccines are an essential tool for protecting patients from communicable diseases and ensuring that healthcare workers are healthy enough to care for others.
– A North Dakota Senate bill seeks to ban all mRNA-based vaccines.
– A house bill would prevent hospitals and public colleges from requiring vaccines.
– Republican representative Jeff Homerson cites concerns over liability for adverse reactions.
– Dr. Stephen Briggs warns that vaccine restrictions are problematic and essential for protecting patients and healthcare workers.