Massachusetts Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center Massachusetts 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
MA H.734 (HD 2390) 2024-06-12 SUPPORT Prohibits commonwealth from requiring COVID-19 vaccination or requiring private business to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination Status: Reported with recommendation to be accompanied by Study Order H.4717 in Joint Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Management on 6/10/2024

Action: Contact your Representative and Senator, ask to SUPPORT
MA H.737 (HD 3358) 2024-06-10 SUPPORT Requires health care providers who administer vaccines to report adverse events to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System VAERS Status: Reported with recommendation to be accompanied by Study Order H.4718 in Joint Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Management on 6/10/2024

Action: Contact your Representative and Senator, ask to SUPPORT
MA H.471 2023-07-26 OPPOSE Adds (HPV) human papilloma virus and hepatitis A vaccines to the list of vaccines required for school Status: Heard in Joint Committee on Public Health on 7/26/2023, vote not yet taken

Action: Continue to contact Joint Committee on Public Health Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask them to OPPOSE, submit testimony
MA H.582 2023-07-26 SUPPORT Removes ability of health dept. to deny vaccine medical exemptions, provides privacy protection, protects physicians writing medical exemptions Status: Heard in Joint Committee on Public Health on 7/26/2023, vote not yet taken

Action: Continue to contact Joint Committee on Public Health Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask them to SUPPORT, submit testimony
MA H.2151/S.1458 2023-07-26 OPPOSE Restricts Medical and Religious Exemptions, Expands Minor Consent, Expands Vaccine Tracking and Reporting Status: Heard in Joint Committee on Public Health on 7/26/2023, vote not yet taken

Action: Continue to contact Joint Committee on Public Health Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask them to OPPOSE, submit testimony
MA S.1391 (SD 2026) 2023-07-26 OPPOSE Eliminates religious belief exemption for vaccines required for school, requires the department to publish exemption data Status: Heard in Joint Committee on Public Health on 7/26/2023, vote not yet taken

Action: Continue to contact Joint Committee on Public Health Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask them to OPPOSE, submit testimony
MA H.604 (HD 3251) 2023-07-26 OPPOSE Eliminates religious belief exemption for vaccines required for school, requires the department to publish exemption data Status: Heard in Joint Committee on Public Health on 7/26/2023, vote not yet taken

Action: Continue to contact Joint Committee on Public Health Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask them to OPPOSE, submit testimony
MA HD 4175 2023-04-06 OPPOSE Provides state tax credit to individuals who submit proof of COVID-19 Vaccination with tax return Status: Introduced and referred to House Committee on Rules on 4/6/2023

Action: Contact House Committee on Rules members, your Representative & Senator, ask to OPPOSE
MA H.2669 2023-04-04 SUPPORT Prohibits requiring COVID vaccines in public accommodations & state from issuing vaccine passports or firing state employees who refuse COVID vaccines Status: Accompanied by study order H.4518 on 4/4/2024

Action: Contact Joint Committee on Public Service Members, your Representative and Senator with concerns None at this time

Announcements

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