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.

Bills to Watch

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

State Bill Number Position Status Title
NY A279A/S75A 2022-06-10 OPPOSE A279A Reported from Rules Committee and ordered to 3rd reading in the Assembly on 6/2/2022 Mandatory reporting of adult vaccinations to health dept. & NYC Registry without consent
NY A 2081 2022-06-04 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly Committee on Health on 1/5/2022 Directs the commissioner of health to mandate a COVID-19 vaccine for residential health care facilities and to prioritize its distribution
NY A7042/S5157 2022-06-04 SUPPORT A7042 referred to House Judiciary Committee 1/5/2022, S5157 referred to the Senate Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Allows the State to be held liable for injuries caused by State-mandated vaccines
NY A8870 2022-06-04 OPPOSE The NY Legislature is currently in a recess, however they could be called back into session Requires instruction on vaccine science in every middle school and every high school
NY A6722 2022-06-04 OPPOSE Referred to Assembly Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Mandates pertussis vaccination for adult health care workers expected to practice in close proximity to children under 12 months
NY S6541A/A7326A 2022-06-04 WATCH S6541A substituted for A7326, passed the Assembly and sent back to the Senate 6/3/2022 Prohibits vaccine registry information from being subject to discovery in court proceedings
NY A9141 2022-05-10 OPPOSE Held for consideration in the Assembly Health Committee in a 19-7 vote Requires parents/guardians to be present during children's vaccinations, with exceptions
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 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 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 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 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 A4602 2022-01-26 SUPPORT Referred to the Assembly Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Prohibits mandatory vaccination against coronavirus
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 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 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 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 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 A8266/S6775 2022-01-26 WATCH Introduced and referred to Assembly and Senate Committees on 1/5/2022 Prohibits discrimination against vaccinated individuals
NY S6747 2022-01-25 SUPPORT Referred to the Senate Health Committee on 1/5/2022 Prohibits mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines for schools, prohibits individuals present proof
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 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 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 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 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 S3659/A5277 2022-01-05 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to Senate Health and Assembly Health on 1/5/2022 Exempts private and parochial schools and day care centers from immunization requirements
NY A 7100 2022-01-05 SUPPORT Referred to the Assembly Committee on Health on 1/5/2022 Prohibits mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, limits employer vaccine mandates and civil liability, enacts a Vaccine Bill of Rights
NY A6961/S4249 2022-01-05 OPPOSE Referred to Senate and Assembly Health Committees on 1/5/2022 Mandates certain vaccines on children's camp attendees, with medical exemptions
NY A416 2021-12-22 OPPOSE Enacting clause stricken on 12/22/2021 Allows forced quarantine, vaccination and medical treatment during health emergency or epidemic
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 minor consent to any vaccination for children 14 and older 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 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

Announcements

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