Mississippi Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center Mississippi 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
MS SB 2920 2024-03-05 SUPPORT Standardizes and simplifies medical exemption form and process, prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in Senate Public Health & Welfare Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: None at this time
MS HB 643 2024-03-05 SUPPORT Prohibits the manufacture, sale, delivery, holding, or offering for sale of food containing mRNA vaccine or material unless conspicuously labeled Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Public Health and Human Services Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: None at this time
MS SB 2061 2024-03-05 SUPPORT Prohibits a person receiving an anatomical gift or organ transplant from being discriminated against based on the person’s COVID-19 vaccination status Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in Senate Public Health & Welfare Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: None at this time
MS HB 840 2024-03-05 SUPPORT Prohibits all adult vaccine mandates for any vaccine, except where required by educational institutions Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Public Health and Human Services Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: None at this time
MS SB 2154 2024-03-05 WATCH Adds religious exemption & associated form to school vaccine mandate laws, but allows exempted student to be excluded from school during outbreak Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in Senate Public Health & Welfare Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: None at this time
MS HB 1510 2024-03-05 SUPPORT Adds written religious exemption option to school vaccine attendance requirements without the exceptions attached to existing medical exemptions Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Public Health & Human Services Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: NONE
MS HB 1512 2024-03-05 SUPPORT Prohibits health insurers from denying a claim solely because a person is not vaccinated with State Health Officer recommended/required vaccine Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Public Health or Human Services Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: None at this time
MS SB 2167 2024-03-05 OPPOSE Authorizes pharmacists to order vaccines without a prescription or standing order & delegate their administration to interns or pharmacy technicians Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: None at this time
MS HB 1515 2024-03-05 SUPPORT Requires the AG to investigate pharma’s dev/promo/dist of COVID-19 vaccines claimed to prevent infection/transmission; specifies criminal offenses Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Judiciary A Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: NONE
MS HB 1516 2024-03-05 SUPPORT Requires med. examiner/investigator to notify family of a deceased person if opinion is death was caused/related to COVID-19 vaccine, autopsy avail. Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Public Health & Human Services Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: NONE
MS HB 1605 2024-03-05 SUPPORT Prohibits a state/gov’t entity from substantially burdening a parent’s right to direct child’s health & other care or record access, w/ lmt exceptions Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Education Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: NONE
MS HB 1506 2024-03-05 SUPPORT Expands med. exemption to vaccination to include physicians in any state, adds religious and philosophical exemptions w/ exceptions & forms Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Public Health & Human Services Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: NONE
MS HB 736 2024-03-05 SUPPORT Prohibits the manufacture, sale, delivery, holding, or offering for sale food containing mRNA vaccine or vaccine material unless conspicuously labeled Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in the House Public Health & Human Services Committee before the deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: NONE
MS HB 714 2024-03-05 SUPPORT Prohibits administration of mRNA vaccine to livestock, agricultural specimen, poultry, produce, or other food intended for human consumption Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing in House Public Health and Human Services Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: NONE
MS HB 1559 2024-03-05 WATCH Excludes recommended or optional vaccines as part of reasonably necessary medical care for children, part of large bill amending Youth Court Law Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Judiciary A Committee before deadline of 3/5/2024

Action: NONE

Announcements

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