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Harris Repeats Call to Suspend University Vaccine Mandates Given New CDC Safety Panel Results

June 24, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., today wrote Governor Hogan and Maryland Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader once again to urge them to put a stop to higher education institutions’ vaccine mandates.  This follows Dr. Harris’s June 15th letter of the same topic.  Citing the CDC advisory panel’s acknowledgement of over 1200 cases being investigated, and the “likely association” of myocarditis/pericarditis (heart inflammation) in young people, Dr. Harris strongly believes the decision to get vaccinated should solely be between a patient and their doctor, rather than a university bureaucrat.


Congressman Harris wrote:

Considering these recent increased reports of heart inflammation, especially in young males, after receiving a mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, I write to again urge you to suspend vaccine mandates on higher education campuses. It is wholly inappropriate that access to education is becoming a factor in an individual coming to a risk-benefit decision with their physician regarding accepting a non-FDA-approved vaccine, given the risks including myocarditis/pericarditis. This decision should not be left to university bureaucrats, but to the patient and their personal physician.”

A full copy of the letter can be found here.