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Mandates meningitis vaccine for students before entering sixth grade

Location: VA
Title: Mandates meningitis vaccine for students before entering sixth grade
Identifier: HB 1533
Stance: OPPOSE
Action Required: None at this time
Status: Died, session ended 4/5/2017

Description:

UPDATE 1/24/2017: House: Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (5-Y 6-N) YEAS--O'Bannon, Sickles, James, Price, Hayes--5. NAYS--Peace, Bell, Richard P., Garrett, Edmunds, Head, Farrell--6.  http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+vot+H1201V0017+HB1533 

UPDATE 1/17/2017: HB 1533 was referred to House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions on 12/27/2016 and was recently assigned to subcommittee #1 on 1/16/2017.  There has also been a companion bill, SB 1519 , filed in the senate. 

UPDATE 1/15/2017: Please see corresponding action alert in the Alert section for things you can do to help fight this bill.

HB 1533 was prefiled on 12/27/2016 and to be offered on Jan. 11, 2017.  This bill is sponsored by Delegate Patrick Hope. 

HB 1533 would add one dose of meningococcal conjugate (meningitis) vaccine the the list of vaccines required for students before they enter the sixth grade.  





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http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+sum+HB1533 - text, status and history for HB 1533