Sen. Tammy Nichols, R-Middleton, and Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, sponsored HB 154. It was introduced in the House Health & Welfare Committee on Feb. 15 by Nichols. According to the bill text, “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.” That person would then be charged with a misdemeanor.
Nichols said during her presentation to the committee, “We have issues this was fast tracked.” Nichols said there is no liability, informed consent or data on mRNA vaccines. She later clarified she was referring to the two COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna. “I think there is a lot of information that comes out with concerns to blood clots and heart issues,” Nichols said.
“There are other shots we could utilize that don’t have mRNA in it,” Nichols said.