In a Wednesday post on X, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, MD said he is “calling for a halt to the use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.”

“As always, Florida will put scientific integrity and the safety of our citizens above profit-fueled agendas,” he said.

Florida’s top doctor, who was appointed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2021 and has consistently and publicly spoken out against COVID-19 jabs, lockdowns, and mask mandates, made the remarks after reportedly receiving a response from the FDA regarding a December letter sharing his concern about “the recent discovery of host cell DNA fragments within the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.”

As LifeSiteNews reported in October, researchers late last year published a preprint study claiming to have discovered “significant levels” of “plasmid DNA” in expired COVID-19 vaccines, impurities the researchers say may be linked to adverse events. The study, which is not yet peer-reviewed, called for “further investigation” to corroborate the findings.