New Jersey Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center New Jersey 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
NJ A4938/S3267 2022-11-22 SUPPORT A4938 filed 11/22/2022, S3267 Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee 10/31/2022 Prohibits Commissioner of Health and State entities from requiring COVID Vaccines for public primary & secondary school students
NJ A775/S3352 2022-11-21 WATCH S3352 filed on 11/21/2022, A775 referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/11/2022 Prohibits government & schools from mandating COVID Vaccines, health care worker mandates allowed with only current medical/religious exemptions
NJ S3264/A4665 2022-10-31 SUPPORT S3264 referred to Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee 10/31/22, A4665 to Assembly State & Local Government Committee 9/29/2022 Eliminates weekly COVID-19 testing requirement for unvaccinated State employees
NJ A4112/S3240 2022-10-27 OPPOSE A4112 referred to the Assembly Health Committee 6/2/2022, S3240 referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee 10/27/2022 Requires any person not currently enrolled in the vaccine registry/tracking system be enrolled when any vaccine is administered
NJ A4338/S3238 2022-10-27 OPPOSE A4338 referred to Assembly Health Committee on 6/20/2022, S3238 referred to Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee on 10/27/2022 Requires anyone receiving COVID-19 Vaccine to be put into the vaccine tracking/registry system, mandates reporting and participation by providers
NJ A4586/S3202 2022-10-13 SUPPORT A4586 referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee 9/22/2022, S3203 referred to Senate Higher Education Committee 10/13/2022 Prohibits institutions of higher education from requiring students to receive COVID-19 vaccination
NJ A4661 2022-09-29 WATCH Introduced, referred to the Assembly Higher Education Committee on 9/29/2022 Prohibits public institutions of higher education to require COVID-19/monkeypox vaccinations for students with no in-person presence on campus
NJ A4386/S2919 2022-06-27 SUPPORT A4386 referred to the Assembly Education Committee and S2919 referred to the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on 6/27/2022 Establishes the Parents' Bill of Rights, requires policies & procedures that inform parents of their right to exempt from vaccines required for school
NJ A4338 2022-06-20 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly Health Committee on 6/20/2022 Requires COVID-19 Vaccines administered to be reported to the vaccine registry/tracking system
NJ S316/A4334 2022-06-20 OPPOSE S316 referred to Senate Health Etc. Committee 1/11, A4334 referred to Assembly Health Committee 6/20 Requires students, staff, and others present at colleges to receive COVID-19 vaccine
NJ S1566/A4174 2022-05-28 SUPPORT S1566 Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee 2/14/2022, A4174 5/27 Requires each guardian of incapacitated persons to provide consent before COVID-19 vaccination and boosters
NJ A329/S2646 2022-05-16 SUPPORT A329 referred to Assembly Health Committee on 1/11/2022, S2646 referred to Senate Health Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on 5/16/2022 Enacts the Informed Consent for Vaccination Act, requires vaccine administrators provide certain information and obtain signed consent
NJ S2137 2022-03-08 WATCH Introduced and referred to the Senate Labor Committee on 3/7/2022 Allows individuals fired or who voluntarily quit because of EO 283 to be eligible for unemployment
NJ S1592/A3534 2022-03-08 OPPOSE S1592 referred to the Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee 2/14/2022 A3534 referred to Assembly Creates New Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Commission, provides 9 million in funding
NJ A2585/S1973 2022-03-03 WATCH A2585 tabled in Assembly on 2/28/2022, S1973 referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on 3/3/2022 Prohibits first responders & health care workers from being required to disclose their COVID vaccination status, prohibits discrimination
NJ A2932 2022-02-28 WATCH Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 2/28/2022 Prohibits pregnant women from being required to provide proof of COVID vaccination, prohibits discrimination
NJ A2679 2022-02-15 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 2/14/2022 Allows minors 14 and older to consent to vaccination, including COVID, without parental consent
NJ S237/A2170 2022-02-07 WATCH S237 Introduced 1/11/2022 & referred to Senate Health, Human Services, & Senior Citizens Committee, A2170 to Assembly Labor Committee 2/7/2022 Requires entities that mandate proof of COVID-19 vaccination accept confirmation of prior infection
NJ S831 2022-02-07 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee on 1/18/2022 Prohibits a person or entity from requiring personal health information from any individual
NJ A781/S125 2022-01-25 SUPPORT Referred to Assembly Community Dev. & Affairs/Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Prohibits discrimination based on COVID-19 Vaccination status in multiple areas
NJ S232 2022-01-22 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on 1/22/2022 Requires vaccine information be given to parents & patients before vaccination, prohibits providers from refusing care based on vaccination refusal
NJ A439/S825 2022-01-19 WATCH SB 825 introduced 1st Reading in the Senate, Referred to Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Establishes the Children's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
NJ A440/S824 2022-01-19 SUPPORT SB 824 introduced 1st Reading in the Senate, Referred to Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Requires identification and review of deaths/near deaths happening after vaccination
NJ A1991 2022-01-14 OPPOSE Introduced on 1/11/2022 and referred to Assembly Health Committee Eliminates religious belief exemptions in NJ for children in schools and childcare centers
NJ A2007/S1101 2022-01-14 OPPOSE A2007 Introduced on 1/11/2022 and referred to Assembly Health Committee Requires annual flu vaccine for public and private school students
NJ A774 2022-01-14 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/11/2022 and referred to Assembly Health Committee Prohibits government entity or school from requiring flu vaccines for persons 18 and under
NJ S234 2022-01-11 WATCH Referred to the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on 1/11/2022 Establishes Children's Vaccination Bill of Rights that includes protections for children required by the state to be vaccinated

Announcements

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