District of Columbia Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center District of Columbia State Team page. This page, along with the email updates you will receive, will help keep you informed of what you can do in your state to help you protect and expand your rights to informed consent to vaccination.

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Action Needed Now

The following table lists the active action alerts for all states.

Bills to Watch

The following table lists the active bills of interest for all states.

State Bill Number Position Status Title
DC B24-1070 2022-11-22 WATCH Transmitted to DC Mayor on 11/22/2022, Mayor's response due 12/8/2022 Temporary Amendment delaying COVID-19 Vaccine mandate for school students
DC B24-0921 2022-11-21 OPPOSE Published in DC Register Vol 69 and Page 012689 Act A24-0576, projected effective date 12/3/2022 Requires DC Health to report to DC Council on numbers of unvaccinated public school students and on efforts to increase vaccine mandate compliance
DC B24-0942 2022-11-21 OPPOSE Scheduled for Committee Hearing on 11/21/2022 Allows certain minors to consent to vaccines without parental consent, allows providers to vaccinate minors after attempt to obtain parental consent
DC B24-1069 2022-11-14 OPPOSE Transmitted to DC Mayor 11/14/2022, Mayor's response due 11/29/2022 Delays the COVID-19 Vaccine mandate for public, public charter, independent, private & parochial school students until 2023-2024 school year
DC B24-0891 2022-09-21 OPPOSE Enacted, Law L24-0189 effective from 9/21/2022, expires on 5/4/2023 Allows certain minors to consent to vaccines without parental consent, allows providers to vaccinate minors after attempt to obtain parental consent
DC B24-0423 2022-09-12 OPPOSE Enacted, Act A24-0285, effective 3/2/2022, S.4818 introduced in US Senate to repeal 9/12/2022 Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines for all public, private and parochial school students, mandates reporting
DC B24-0920 2022-07-27 OPPOSE Enacted, signed by Mayor on 7/27/2022, expires 10/25/2022 Requires DC Health to report to DC Council on numbers of unvaccinated public school students and on efforts to increase vaccine mandate compliance
DC B24-0890 2022-07-25 OPPOSE Enacted, went into effect without Mayor's signature, expires 10/23/2022 Allows certain minors to consent to vaccines without parental consent, allows providers to vaccinate minors after attempt to obtain parental consent
DC PR24-0866 2022-07-12 OPPOSE Introduced on 7/11/2022, Approved by Council on 7/12/2022 Emergency resolution to pass B24-0920 after a single reading, a bill requiring DC Health to report on numbers of unvaccinated students to DC Council
DC PR24-0841 2022-06-30 OPPOSE Introduced on 6/27/2022, Approved by Council on 6/28/2022 Emergency resolution to pass B24-0890 the Consent for Vaccinations of Minors Emergency Amendment Act of 2022 after a single reading

Announcements

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