Rubio Seeks Answers for Veterans Suffering post-COVID Vaccination Complications

Rubio Seeks Answers for Veterans Suffering post-COVID Vaccination Complications

Mateo Guillamont
Mateo Guillamont
October 11, 2023

Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) delivered an official communication to the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) regarding vaccine-induced medical complications.

Senator Rubio, joined by Senator Rick Scott and others, penned a letter to VA Secretary Denis McDonough to inquire on potential compensation for veterans adversely impacted by COVID-19 vaccination. 

The Department of Defense (DoD) previously adopted compulsory COVID-19 vaccination policies that many members of the armed forces refused or otherwise hastily complied with. 

As Rubio’s letter notes, some servicemembers who complied with vaccine mandates are now enduring “lasting health impacts”. 

Rubio’s stated purpose is to seek “clarification on the Department's policies surrounding disability benefits from COVID-19 vaccine injuries.”


Rubio, underscoring the VA’s current investigations on the potential detrimental effects of six different previously obligatory drugs and vaccines, is asking for the VA to clarify if they will also examine COVID-19 vaccines. 

Specifically, the letter asks how the VA will determine if servicemembers experiencing complications for complying with COVID-19 vaccination requirements will receive compensation. 

“Given the high rate of service members who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 under DoD’s mandate, we request information as to how the VA is considering vaccine-related injuries in determining VA benefits and disability claims,” reads the letter. 

Meanwhile, Rubio was also seen supporting a pro-Israel rally in Miami, Florida.  

Rubio, along with the whole Florida and National political apparatus, has condemned Hamas’ terrorist attacks on Israel while pledging full military support for Israel. 

Early last Saturday morning, Hamas fighters launched over five thousand rockets into Israel and initiated a land invasion, taking dozens of Israeli civilians and soldiers hostage.

The latest retaliatory measure against Hamas and its ally Iran has come from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Governor DeSantis yesterday announced a proposal that would increase sanctions against the Iranian regime and block Iranian business in the State of Florida.

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Mateo Guillamont

Mateo Guillamont

Mateo is a Miami-based political reporter covering national and local politics

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