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Requires school districts to provide information about flu vaccines

Location: GA
Title: Requires school districts to provide information about flu vaccines
Identifier: HB 198
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Enacted; Public Act: 30; Effective: 7/1/2017

Description:

UPDATE: 5/4/2017 - HB 198 was sent to the governor on 4/5/2017 and Enacted; Public Act: 30; Effective: 7/1/2017

UPDATE: 4/5/2017 - HB 198 passed the full senate on 3/30/2017.

UPDATE 3/15/2017: HB 198 passed the Senate Committee on 3/14/2017.

UPDATE 2/18/2017: HB 198 passed the full house on 2/16/2017 and had a first reading in the Senate on 2/17/17

UPDATE 2/10/2017: HB 198 passed the House Education Committee on 2/9/2017.

HB 198 was introduced on 2/1/2017 and referred to the House Education Committee.  This bill is sponsored by Representatives 

(1) Dempsey, Katie 13th (2) Cooper, Sharon 43rd (3) Newton, Mark 123rd (4) Gardner, Pat 57th (5) and  Jasperse, Rick 11th

Current law in GA requires a local board of education that provides information on immunizations, infectious diseases, medications, or other school health issues to parents and guardians of students in  grades six through 12, then to provide information about meningococcal meningitis disease and its vaccines.  

This bill would add influenza and influenza vaccines to this current law. 

This bill is unnecessary and should be opposed. 

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20172018/HB/198 - text, status and history