New York Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center New York 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

The following table lists the active action alerts for all states.

State Date Posted Title
NY 2021-11-19 OPPOSE A8378 COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Children

Bills to Watch

The following table lists the active bills of interest for all states.

State Bill Number Position Status Title
NY A9141 2022-05-10 WATCH Held for consideration in Assembly Health Committee on 5/10/2022 Requires parents/guardians to be present during children's vaccinations, with exceptions
NY S6541/A7326 2022-04-29 WATCH S6541 scheduled for online hearing in Senate Health Committee on 5/3/2022 Prohibits vaccine registry information from being subject to discovery in court proceedings
NY S8755/A9565 2022-04-26 SUPPORT S8755 referred to Senate Higher Ed Committee, A9565 held in Assembly Higher Ed Committee 4/26 Requires students who were disenrolled from two NY colleges because of their COVID-19 vaccination status be reimbursed
NY A9963 2022-04-22 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 4/21/2022 Allows minors to consent to medical treatment, including vaccination, without parental knowledge or consent
NY S2677/A9913 2022-04-20 SUPPORT S2677 referred to Senate Health Committee 1/5/2022, A9913 referred to Assembly Health Committee 4/19 Provides a religious exemption to vaccines required for school
NY A7581/S4512 2022-02-02 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly and Senate Committees on 1/5/2022 Requires social media networks to provide "vaccine misinformation" reporting processes to users
NY A4767 2022-02-02 WATCH Referred to Assembly Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Lets parents choose to vaccinate children or not, requires them to inform schools of their choice
NY A5236 2022-02-01 SUPPORT Referred to Assembly Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Requires vaccine administrators to provide certain information to patients
NY A2357 2022-02-01 OPPOSE Referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Creates state vaccination awareness campaign
NY A2431/S1410 2022-01-31 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly and Senate Health Committees on 1/5/2022 Expands the vaccine tracking system to include diagnosis of asthma & inhaler prescriptions
NY A1894/S6107 2022-01-31 WATCH Assigned to Assembly and Senate Health Committees on 1/5/2022 Creates and requires standard medical exemption form for granting children's medical exemptions
NY A8335/S7403 2022-01-26 SUPPORT Referred to Assembly and Senate Labor Committees on 1/5/2022 Allows employees fired because of failing to get a COVID Vaccine to be eligible for unemployment
NY A8398 2022-01-26 OPPOSE Referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Prohibits business & employers from allowing vaccine exemptions for reasons other than medical
NY A4602 2022-01-26 SUPPORT Referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Prohibits mandatory vaccination against coronavirus
NY A8410/S7432 2022-01-26 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly and Senate Committees on 1/5/2022 Allows local government to mandate COVID-19 Vaccines for places of entertainment
NY S5927 2022-01-26 WATCH Referred to Senate Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Establishes a voluntary state registry of individuals who recovered from COVID-19
NY A8266/S6775 2022-01-26 WATCH Introduced and referred to Assembly and Senate Committees on 1/5/2022 Prohibits discrimination against vaccinated individuals
NY A4007/S2678 2022-01-26 SUPPORT Referred to Assembly & Senate Health Committees on 1/5/2022 Prohibits review of physicians who write medical exemptions, provides not professional misconduct
NY S6495/A7829 2022-01-26 OPPOSE Referred to the Senate and Assembly Health Committees on 1/5/2022. Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines for college students
NY A8378 2022-01-25 OPPOSE Referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines for all public, private and parochial school students
NY S7268 2022-01-21 SUPPORT Referred to Senate Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Prohibits state and local government entities from issuing COVID-19 vaccine mandates
NY A6961 2022-01-19 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Mandates certain vaccines on children's camp attendees, with medical exemptions
NY A5214 2022-01-19 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Mandates certain vaccines on children's camp workers, with religious exemption
NY A7139 2022-01-19 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Requires NY State Department of Health to approve children's medical vaccine exemptions
NY A2255/S1653 2022-01-18 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly and Senate Health Committees Requires number of vaccine exemptions granted by healthcare providers to be recorded in registries
NY A1614/S44 2022-01-16 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly and Senate Health Committees Requires reporting number of school vaccine exemptions to health dept. and posting online
NY A279-A/S75-A 2022-01-14 OPPOSE A279-A passed Assembly Health Committee 5/25/2021, referred to Assembly Codes Committee 1/5/2022 Mandatory reporting of adult vaccinations to health dept. & NYC Registry without consent
NY A822/S937 2022-01-06 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly and Senate Health Committees on 1/6/2021 Allows minors to be vaccinated for STDs without parental knowledge or consent
NY S7322 2021-09-20 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to Rules Committee on 8/11/2021, not moving in recess Prohibits mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations
NY A3192/S3041 2021-02-20 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Health Committees on 1/22/2021 & 1/27/2021 Allows children 14 and older to consent to any vaccination regardless of parental consent
NY A4269/S4376 2021-02-04 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Assembly and Senate Health Committee 2/1 and 2/3 Prohibits mandatory vaccination for coronavirus
NY S3659 2021-01-31 WATCH Introduced and referred to Senate Health on 1/30/2021 Exempts private and parochial schools and day care centers from immunization requirements
NY A3250 2021-01-24 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/22/2021 Prohibits flu vaccine mandates for child care and preschool
NY A2240/S45 2021-01-18 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Assembly and Senate Health Committees Mandates flu vaccines for children in child care and school
NY S43 2021-01-02 OPPOSE To be introduced and referred to the Senate Higher Education Committee on 1/6/2021 Allows pharmacist to administer flu vaccines to children 9 years and older
NY A416 2020-12-29 OPPOSE Prefiled to be introduced on 1/6/2021 Allows forced quarantine, vaccination and medical treatment during health emergency or epidemic

Announcements

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