Pennsylvania Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center Pennsylvania 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 Date Position Title Status
PA HB 2244 2024-04-29 OPPOSE Requires school boards to post on their public websites the number of vaccinated & unvaccinated students enrolled in each school in the district Status: Referred to the House Education Committee on 4/29/2024

Action: Contact House Education Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to OPPOSE
PA HB 2131 2024-03-18 SUPPORT Prohibits an unemancipated minor or a person who hasn’t graduated high school from consenting to vaccination on their own, requires parental consent Status: Referred to the House Health Committee on 3/18/2024

Action: Contact House Health Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
PA HB 2037 2024-02-20 OPPOSE Authorizes pharmacists, interns and technicians to administer biologicals and vaccines to children ages 3 years old & up Status: Referred to House Children & Youth Committee on 2/20/2024

Action: Contact House Children & Youth Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to OPPOSE
PA HB 1731 2023-10-02 SUPPORT Prohibits certain public & school transportation from requiring masks or disclosure or documentation of COVID-19 vaccination status. Creates penalties Status: Referred to House Consumer Protection, Technology & Utilities Committee on 10/2/2023

Action: Contact House Consumer Protection, Technology & Utilities Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask to SUPPORT
PA SB 883 2023-08-16 SUPPORT Bans gene therapy products such as mRNA technology from being injected into Pennsylvania’s food supply Status: Referred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on 8/16/2023

Action: Contact Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask to SUPPORT
PA SB 565 2023-06-28 SUPPORT Establishes student data privacy protections including immunization record or reason for exception from receiving an immunization, penalties provided Status: Referred to Senate Appropriations Committee on 6/21/2023

Action: Contact your Senator & Representative, ask to SUPPORT
PA HB 1413 2023-06-14 SUPPORT Prohibit public & private entities from requiring vaccines, government restrictions on freedom of worship, curfews, & restrictions on businesses Status: Introduced & referred to House State Government Committee on 6/14/2023

Action: Contact House State Government Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask to SUPPORT
PA SB 741 2023-06-14 SUPPORT Requires conspicuous labeling & informed consent for any genetic material components or gene therapy products including vaccines Status: Referred to Senate Agricultural & Rural Affairs Committee on 6/14/2023

Action: Contact Senate Agricultural & Rural Affairs Committee Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask to SUPPORT
PA HB 1237 2023-05-24 OPPOSE Prohibits Dept of Health from mandating any EUA vaccine for school children, enables Advisory Board to add vaccines to school Pre-K or child care Status: Referred to House Health Committee on 5/24/2023

Action: Contact House Health Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator to OPPOSE unless sponsor to deletes lines 18-19 on page 2 of the bill
PA SB 693 2023-05-15 SUPPORT Prohibits PA Commonwealth or political subdivisions from mandating any vaccines or medical treatment as a condition of employment Status: Referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 5/15/2023

Action: Contact Senate Health and Human Services Committee Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask to SUPPORT
PA SB 446 2023-05-08 SUPPORT Prohibits PA National Guard Members from being required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, requires those fired be reinstated with benefits Status: Laid on the table on 5/8/2023; passed the Senate Veterans Affairs & Military Preparedness Committee on 3/1/2023 by vote of 7 Yes, 4 No

Action: Contact your Senator, & Representative, ask them to SUPPORT
PA SB 618 2023-04-30 SUPPORT Prohibits the CDC and WHO from having jurisdiction to implement rules, regulations or laws requiring vaccination in PA Status: Referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 4/28/2023

Action: Contact Senate Health and Human Services Committee Members, your Senator and Representative, ask them to SUPPORT
PA HB 568 2023-03-20 OPPOSE Prohibits health care practitioners from denying care to children not using CDC vaccine schedule if they recieve at least one vaccine per year Status: Referred to the House Health Committee on 3/20/2023

Action: Contact House Health Committee Members, your Representative and Senator, ask them to OPPOSE
PA HB 431 2023-03-15 SUPPORT Requires schools to provide information on exemptions to vaccines required for school with any notice concerning vaccination Status: Referred to the House Education Committee on 3/15/2023

Action: Contact House Education Members, your Representative and Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
PA HB 435 2023-03-15 SUPPORT Proposes adding amendment to the State Constitution, providing for right to medical freedom Status: Referred to the House Health Committee on 3/15/2023

Action: Contact House Health Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask to SUPPORT
PA HB 64 2023-03-07 SUPPORT Establishes causes of action for State employees who were terminated from employment or missed pay due to employee's COVID-19 vaccination status Status: Referred to the House Labor and Industry Committee on 3/7/2023

Action: Contact House Labor and Industry Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask to SUPPORT
PA SB 390 2023-02-21 OPPOSE Requires certification & information be given by vaccine providers on department form for religious, moral or ethical exemptions required for school Status: Referred to the Senate Education Committee on 2/21/2023

Action: Contact Senate Education Committee Members, your Senator and Representative, ask them to OPPOSE

Announcements

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