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

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 Date Position Title Status
OH SB 144 2024-06-26 OPPOSE Authorizes pharmacy interns & technicians to give vaccines, lowers age to 5 years for flu & COVID shots from pharmacists, interns, & technicians Status: Senate concurred w/ House amendments on 6/26/2024; passed full House on 6/26/2026; passed full Senate on 12/6/2023

Action: Contact Governor Mike DeWine at (614)466-3555, ask to VETO SB 144
OH SB 196 2024-06-26 SUPPORT Increases categories of medical professionals who can determine a flu vaccine is medically inappropriate for residents in residential care facilities Status: Passed full Senate, as substituted, by a vote of 30 Yeas, 1 Nays, on 6/26/2024

Action: Contact your Representative, ask them to SUPPORT
OH HB 236 2024-06-25 SUPPORT Prohibits congregate care settings from denying a patient/resident access to an advocate during a PHE regardless of the advocate’s vaccination status Status: Referred to Senate Health Committee on 6/25/2024

Action: Contact Senate Health Committee Members, & your Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
OH HB 8 2024-06-24 SUPPORT Requires all public schools to notify parents that they have the option to withhold consent or decline any healthcare service offered at the school Status: Scheduled for 4th Senate Education Committee hearing on 6/26/2024 at 9:00AM in the Grant Hearing Room; passed full Senate as amended on 6/21/2023

Action: Contact Senate Education Committee Members & your Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
OH HB 319 2024-06-18 SUPPORT Prohibits discrimination for the refusal of medical interventions including vaccines for reasons of conscience, including religious convictions Status: Removed from House Health Provider Services Committee hearing agenda on 6/18/2024

Action: Contact House Health Provider Services Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
OH HB 73 2024-06-06 SUPPORT Protects medical free speech for health care providers & prohibits WHO jurisdiction in the state Status: Scheduled for Senate Health Comm hearing (Opp) on 6/12/2024 at 9:30AM; substituted in Senate Health Comm on 5/8/2024; passed full House on 6/21/2023

Action: Contact Senate Health Committee Members and your Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
OH HB 136 2024-03-27 WATCH Prohibits pharmacy technicians and interns from administering vaccines at remote pharmacists if a supervising pharmacist is not present Status: Scheduled for 4th House Health Provider Services Committee hearing (Prop/Opp/IP) on 4/2/2024 at 1:30PM in Room 017

Action: Contact House Health Provider Services Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator with concerns
OH SB 80 2023-03-08 SUPPORT Requires the Dept. of Health to request proposals to conduct research on COVID-19 and myocarditis, make reports to the general assembly Status: Referred to the Senate Health Committee on 3/8/2023

Action: Contact Senate Health Committee Members, your Senator and Representative, ask to SUPPORT

Announcements

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