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Bill would create presumption of adverse vaccine reactions



Adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine would be presumed to be offset if a Kentucky company prescribes vaccination, according to a bill submitted to Legislative Session 2022 beginning January 11, 2022.

Bill Request 353, filed Monday, would create the contradictory assumption that a side effect including illness, disease, trauma, injury or other condition that occurs within 14 days of receiving a vaccine is an occupational disease. The presumption would apply if an employer requires immunization against COVID-19 as employment conditions, sets additional requirements or workplace conditions for workers who refuse vaccination, or provides a bonus or other compensation to those who are vaccinated.

The presumption would be retroactive until December 1

4, 2020.

Team sponsor Rep. Felicia Rabourn, R-Turner Station, said in a statement that the possibility of employer-mandated vaccinations forces her voters to face the "gloomy reality that they must choose between their ability to feed her family or take a vaccine that can cause side effects. "She said companies should not be allowed to require vaccinations without taking the risk associated with that decision.

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