Sen. Marshall Presses Administration Officials on Vaccine Mandate for Students
(Washington, D.C., September 30, 2021) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. questioned U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on their intent to mandate vaccines for students in public schools despite the possibility of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledging natural immunity. During the hearing, Senator Marshall said in part,
“I’m in favor of the vaccines, but when we are talking about our children and those ones who already have immunity, I think many Americans have concerns about this and the emotional impact if those kids get kicked out of school because of this mandate… Yes or no – if the CDC would acknowledge natural immunity and a child has antibodies, would you consider excluding them from the mandate?”
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Senator Marshall has been leading the fight in the U.S. Senate to halt President Biden’s vaccine mandates and to get the Administration to recognize the importance natural immunity.
- Senator Marshall penned an op-ed for The Hill, highlighting the importance of T-cell testing and natural immunity research in helping parents make informed decisions on COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Senator Marshall led a letter with 14 other health care providers in Congress to the CDC urging the agency to acknowledge natural immunity from COVID-19. The letter also urges the CDC to work with other federal agencies to ensure all future policies and federally-funded research take into account natural immunity.
- In opposition to Biden’s vaccine mandate on businesses, Senator Marshall joined his colleagues in demanding a Congressional Review of President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate on private employees before it goes into effect and oppose this unlawful, unnecessary federal command.
- Senator Marshall joined his colleagues to introduce the Prevent Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates for Interstate Commerce Act. As the Biden Administration is working to enforce vaccine mandates for businesses merely seeking to engage in interstate commerce, the legislation would protect the privacy of Americans’ personal health information and prohibit the Department of Transportation and other federal agencies from requiring proof of vaccination or the use of a vaccine passport for such activities.
- Senator Marshall introduced the COVID-19 Vaccine Dishonorable Discharge Prevention Act to prohibit the Department of Defense from giving servicemembers a dishonorable discharge for choosing not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.