Maryland Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center Maryland 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 Position Status Title
MD SB 168 2022-04-21 WATCH Enacted, signed by governor 4/21/2022, effective 7/1/2022 Mandatory reporting of vaccines given to long-term care facility residents to state registry
MD HB 799 2022-04-11 SUPPORT Died, HB 799 failed to get voted on in the House Health and Government Operations Committee Prohibits governmental entities from requiring employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
MD HB 779 2022-04-11 SUPPORT Died, HB 779 failed to have a hearing, session ended 4/11/2022. Allows individuals to sign a statement of recovery from a virus if vaccination required for services
MD HB 1376 2022-04-11 WATCH Died, HB 1376 failed to get voted out of Committee, session ended 4/11/2022 Requires employers, except federal who require COVID-19 vaccination accept testing/proof of immunity
MD HB 1378 2022-04-11 WATCH Died, HB 1378 failed to get voted out of Committee, session ended 4/11/2022 Allows individuals to show proof of positive COVID antibody test to satisfy vaccination requirement
MD HB 819/SB 943 2022-04-11 WATCH Died, HB 819 failed to get voted on in Committee, SB 943 failed to have a hearing, adjourned 4/11 Allows individuals to show proof of positive antibody test for vaccine requirements for COVID/flu
MD HB 1189 2022-04-11 WATCH Died, HB 1189 failed to get voted on in Committee, session ended 4/11/2022 Requires health care providers to report vaccine adverse events to VAERS, including COVID EUA
MD HB 1291 2022-04-11 WATCH Died, HB 1291 failed to get voted on in Committee, session ended 4/11/2022 Prohibits requiring additional vaccines for school other than those required by Dept. of Health
MD HB 1292 2022-04-11 SUPPORT Died, HB 1292 failed to get voted on in Committee, session ended 4/11/2022 Limits school/daycare provider vaccine mandates & discrimination against children with exemptions
MD SB 839 2022-04-11 OPPOSE Died, SB 839 failed to get voted out of the Senate Finance Committee, session ended 4/11/2022 Creates Maryland COVID-19 vaccine passport system
MD HB 1358 2022-04-11 SUPPORT Died, HB 1358 failed to get voted out of Committee, session ended 4/11/2022 Prohibits multiple entities from requiring an individual to release personal medical information
MD HB 575 2022-04-11 SUPPORT Died, HB 575 failed to get voted out of House Health & Government Operations Committee, adjourn 4/11 Prohibits emergency orders from requiring vaccination
MD SB 840/HB 1084 2022-04-11 OPPOSE Died, HB 1084/SB 840 both failed to get voted on in Committee, session ended 4/11/2022 Requires efforts to incentivize vaccines and creates Maryland COVID-19 vaccine passport system
MD HB 901 2022-04-11 SUPPORT Died, HB 901 failed to pass Committee, unfavorable report 13-7-2, session ended 4/11/2022 Allows workers who left work or were fired over COVID vaccine mandates to collect unemployment
MD HB 1347 2022-03-15 OPPOSE Died, HB 1347 withdrawn by sponsor on 3/15/2022 Amends current religious exemption to vaccines required for schools apply only to public schools
MD SB 857 2022-02-28 OPPOSE Died, SB 857 withdrawn by sponsor on 2/28/2022 Requires hospitals to vaccinate patients for flu and pneumococcal disease

Announcements

The following table lists postings about events, initiatives, people, and pretty much anything related to protecting and expanding your rights!