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GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Victims of Adverse Vaccine Reactions


Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and several of his Republican Senate colleagues introduced a bill last week that would provide assistance to victims of adverse vaccine reactions. 

The bill, dubbed the Countermeasure Injury Compensation Amendment Act, would amend the current vaccine injury statute to “improve responsiveness, create a commission to examine the injuries directly caused as a result of COVID-19 countermeasures, and allow those whose claims have been previously rejected to resubmit claims for new consideration,” Johnson’s office said in a press release, per Just the News.

Since last summer, Johnson has been highlighting injuries that some patients have suffered after receiving the jab and “will continue to advocate for the vaccine injured so their stories can be seen, heard and believed in order to get the treatment they need,” his office said.