Proposed bill would allow alleged vaccine-injured to sue vaccine manufacturers

A member of Congress proposed the Let Injured Americans Be Legally Empowered (Liable) Act, which would allow Americans to retroactively sue COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers for alleged vaccine injuries. News about the proposed bill has been widely circulated and celebrated among vaccine skeptics.

Risk level: High

Recommendation: While conversations about this bill are unlikely to arise in a clinical setting, these types of social media posts perpetuate the false belief that vaccine injuries are common. Messaging may emphasize that COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested and have been determined to be safe, as adverse effects are extremely rare. The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months and older to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, death, and long COVID.