North Carolina Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center North Carolina 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
NC HB 980 2024-05-06 SUPPORT Prohibits a health care practitioner from limiting/restricting a parent’s access to their child’s paper or electronic medical record, w/ exceptions Status: Referred to the House Health Committee on 5/6/2024

Action: Contact House Health Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
NC HB 259 2023-10-03 WATCH Prohibits COVID-19 vaccine mandates and discrimination by state/local government entities & schools with exceptions as part of an appropriations bill Status: ENACTED without Governor Roy Cooper's signature, Effective dates vary by section

Action: NONE
NC HB 808/SB 639 2023-08-16 WATCH Substituted, no longer related to minor consent to vaccination; Gender Transition/Minors Status: HB 808 ENACTED, Governor Roy Cooper's veto overridden & effective 8/16/2023; Ch. SL 2023-111

Action: NONE
NC SB 49 2023-08-16 SUPPORT Enacts the Parents' Bill of Rights, includes the right of parents to exempt their children from vaccine requirements as allowed in state law Status: ENACTED, Governor Roy Cooper's veto overridden & effective on 8/16/2023; Ch. SL 2023-106

Action: NONE
NC HB 586 / SB 644 2023-05-03 SUPPORT Prohibits discrimination in organ donation and transplants based on COVID-19 vaccination status Status: HB 586 transferred to Senate on 5/3/2023; passed House 5/2/2023|SB 644 referred to Senate Committee Rules & Operations of Senate 4/6/2023

Action: Contact your Senator, ask to SUPPORT
NC HB 621 2023-05-02 WATCH Prohibits the Commission of Health from adding additional vaccines required for school unless they have been licensed for at least 3 years Status: Received in Senate; passed 2nd & 3rd House reading by vote of 76 Ayes, 40 Noes on 5/2/2023

Action: Contact your Representative & Senator with concerns
NC HB 98/SB 121 2023-04-26 WATCH Prohibits state/ local governments from discriminating based on COVID-19 vaccination status & COVID vaccine requirements for school with exceptions Status: HB 98 was received in the Senate on 4/27/2023; HB 98 passed the House on 4/26/2023

Action: Contact your Senator with concerns
NC HB 712 2023-04-19 OPPOSE Expands authorization of pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians to administer vaccines to adults, children 7 years & up, & do lab tests Status: Referred to the House Committee on Health on 4/19/2023

Action: Contact House Committee on Health Members, your Representative, and Senator, ask to OPPOSE
NC HB 654 2023-04-18 OPPOSE Expands authorization of pharmacists to order and administer vaccines to children 3 years & older, increases vaccines administered by pharmacy staff Status: Referred to House Committee on Health on 4/18/2023

Action: Contact House Committee on Health Members, your Representative, and Senator, ask to OPPOSE
NC HB 567/SB 375 2023-04-05 SUPPORT Prohibits health care providers from denying emergency treatment due to vaccination status; establishes criminal penalties & creates cause of action Status: HB 567 referred to House Health Committee on 4/5/2023 | SB 375 referred to Senate Rules and Operations Committee on 3/28/2023

Action: Contact House Health Committee Members, Senate Rules & Operations Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask to SUPPORT
NC SB 560 2023-04-05 OPPOSE Prohibits gender transition procedures to minors by providers unless specific requirements are met, enables minor consent for STD vaccines Status: Referred to Senate Rules and Operations Committee on 4/5/2023

Action: Contact Senate Rules and Operations Committee Members, your Senator, & Representative to OPPOSE
NC HB 222 2023-04-03 SUPPORT Prohibits the Commission and State & local public health agencies & officials from requiring any child or student be vaccinated against COVID-19 Status: Referred to the House Committee on Health and if favorable, the House Education - K-12 and if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

Action: Contact House Committee on Health Members, your Representative and Senator, ask them to SUPPORT

Announcements

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