Ohio Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center Ohio 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
OH HB 679 2022-05-20 SUPPORT Referred to the House Civil Justice Committee on 5/18/2022 Prohibits health insurers from discriminating based on vaccination status & state from penalizing business based on vaccination status
OH HB 218 2021-12-07 WATCH Hearing held in the Senate General Government Budget Committee on 12/7/2021 Allows exemptions for students and employees to mandated vaccines, with exceptions
OH HB 435 2021-10-06 WATCH Hearing held in the House Commerce and Labor Committee on 10/6/2021 Allows exemptions to mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines by businesses/schools, no exemptions for some HCWs
OH HB 248 2021-09-30 SUPPORT Hearing held in the House Health Committee on 8/24/2021 Committee Substitute Prohibits vaccine mandates & discrimination or segregation over vaccine status
OH HB 424 2021-09-28 SUPPORT Introduced on 9/20/2021 Prohibits state government and schools from requiring COVID-19 Vaccines
OH HB 425 2021-09-28 WATCH Introduced on 9/20/2021 Prohibits businesses, government and schools from requiring drugs/vaccines using genetic technology
OH HB 411 2021-09-20 SUPPORT Introduced on 9/8/2021 Prohibits requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination & prohibits discrimination
OH SB 169 2021-08-13 SUPPORT First hearing held, not moving Prohibits mandatory vaccines for coronavirus by a person, state agency or local government
OH HB 253 2021-06-16 SUPPORT Referred to the House Health Committee on 4/14/2021 Prohibits state agencies from requiring individuals to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination
OH HB 329 2021-06-11 SUPPORT Referred to the House Committee on Finance on 6/10/2021 Prohibits the state from conducting a lottery based on an individual's COVID-19 vaccination status
OH HB 342 2021-06-11 OPPOSE Referred to the House State and Local Government Committee on 6/10/2021 Allows county clerks to keep records of COVID-19 Vaccination cards


There are no announcements available at this time, but please check back soon.