Illinois Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center Illinois 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

There are no active action alerts at this time, but please check back soon.

Bills to Watch

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

State Bill Number Date Position Title Status
IL HB 5151/SB 3529 2024-05-23 OPPOSE Repeals Pertussis Vaccine Act which requires the health department to prepare & distribute a pamphlet which includes reactions to pertussis vaccines Status: HB 5151 hearing scheduled S. Executive Comm on 5/15/24 @2:30PM; passed H. on 4/17/24 | SB 3529 passed full House on 5/23/24; passed S. on 4/12/24

Action: Contact Senate Executive Committee Members & your Senator, ask them to OPPOSE
IL HB 5473 2024-03-27 OPPOSE Permits a minor 12 years old or older to apply on their own to obtain benefits for STD prevention, which includes HPV, HEP A, & HEP B vaccines Status: Scheduled for a hearing in the House Human Services Committee on 4/3/2024 at 8:30AM in Room D-1

Action: Contact House Human Services Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to OPPOSE
IL HB 5161 2024-02-09 WATCH Requires the state to recommend health care facilities do not mandate students enrolled in a health care program receive an EUA vaccine to participate Status: Introduced in the House on 2/9/2024

Action: Contact your Representative & Senator with your concerns
IL HB 5162 2024-02-09 WATCH Requires employers accept a conscientious exemption from an employee for a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, but still allows employer mandates Status: Introduced in the House on 2/9/2024

Action: Contact your Representative & Senator with your concerns
IL HB 5105 2024-02-08 SUPPORT Prohibits employers from requiring an employee to demonstrate their vaccination status with a vaccine that was approved under EUA by the FDA Status: Introduced in the House on 2/8/2024

Action: Contact your Representative & Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
IL HB 4876 2024-02-07 OPPOSE Adds denial of primary care services including vaccines to definition of abused child, & other changes to Abused & Neglected Child Reporting Act Status: Introduced in the House on 2/7/2024

Action: Contact your House Representative & Senator, ask them to OPPOSE
IL HB 4243 2023-11-29 SUPPORT Requires blood banks to test & label donated blood for COVID-19 vaccine or mRNA vaccine components; requires recipient consent Status: Filed in the House on 11/29/2023

Action: Contact your Representative & Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
IL HB 3000 2023-05-28 SUPPORT Prohibits employees and students of a public school or institution of higher education from being required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine Status: Failed to be assigned from Rules Committee to other committee, session adjourned for recess 5/28/2023 to 10/23/2023; bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact your Representative & Senator, ask to SUPPORT
IL HB 1577 2023-05-28 SUPPORT Prohibits discrimination in employment, or penalties based on person’s refusal to take COVID-19 vaccine for religious beliefs; creates cause of action Status: Failed to be assigned from Rules Committee to other committee, session adjourned for recess 5/28/2023 to 10/23/2023; bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact your Representative & Senator, ask to SUPPORT
IL SB 1435 2023-05-28 OPPOSE Creates statewide intrusive and comprehensive early childhood tracking system which includes vaccination rates Status: Re-referred to the Senate Assignments Committee, session adjourned for recess 5/28/2023 to 10/23/2023; bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact your Senator & Representative, ask them to OPPOSE
IL HB 1027 2023-05-28 OPPOSE Authorizes podiatrists to provide and administer vaccinations Status: Failed to be assigned from Rules Committee to other committee, session adjourned for recess 5/28/2023 to 10/23/2023; bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact your Representative & Senator, ask to OPPOSE
IL HB 3187 2023-05-28 SUPPORT Prohibits requiring COVID-19 vaccine for students as a condition for enrollment or attendance Status: Failed to be assigned from Rules Committee to other committee, session adjourned for recess 5/28/2023 to 10/23/2023; bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact your Representative & Senator, ask to SUPPORT
IL HB 3001 2023-05-28 SUPPORT Prohibits requiring COVID-19 vaccine for state employees as a condition of employment; prohibits penalties Status: Failed to be assigned from Rules Committee to other committee, session adjourned for recess 5/28/2023 to 10/23/2023; bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact your Representative & Senator, ask to SUPPORT

Announcements

There are no announcements available at this time, but please check back soon.