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

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
PA HB 2679 2022-07-11 OPPOSE Enacted, signed by governor 4/21/2022 and effective 7/11/2022 Allows pharmacists and interns to administer flu and COVID-19 Vaccines to children 5 and older with parental consent, requires reporting to registry
PA SB 511 2022-06-28 OPPOSE Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee on 6/28/2022 Allows pharmacists and interns to administer flu and COVID-19 Vaccines to children 5 and older with parental consent, requires reporting to registry
PA HB 633 2022-05-13 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Health Committee on 2/24/2021 Establishes a statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Registry
PA HB 1535 2022-05-13 OPPOSE Referred to House Professional Licensure Committee on 6/3/2021 Allows pharmacists and pharmacy techs/interns to administer many vaccines to children down to three years of age
PA SB 968 2022-05-13 WATCH Introduced and referred to the Senate Labor and Industry Committee on 12/21/2021 Requires employers who mandate COVID-19 vaccines to allow for exemptions for negative test or proof of immunity, does not apply to federal employers
PA SB 1004 2022-05-13 SUPPORT Referred to Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee on 1/11/2022 Prohibits requiring Pennsylvania National Guard members to be vaccinated against COVID-19
PA SB 451 2022-05-13 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Health & Human Services Committee on 4/9/2021 Establishes a COVID-19 Vaccine Registry
PA HB 1335 2022-05-13 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee on 5/21/2021 Requires schools to provide students with information on the importance of HPV vaccination
PA SB 471 2022-04-13 SUPPORT 4/13: Laid on the Table pursuant to Senate Rule 9, bill may still be brought up for consideration Prohibit mandatory COVID vaccination of PA residents by the state or as condition of employment
PA HB 2077 2022-03-28 OPPOSE Laid on the Table in the House on 3/28/2022 Allows mandates for COVID-19 Vaccines & provides some exemptions
PA HB 2013 2022-03-28 SUPPORT Laid on the Table in the House on 3/28/2022 Proposes adding amendment to the State Constitution, providing for right to medical freedom
PA HB 2318 2022-02-16 WATCH Referred to the House Health Committee on 2/3/2022 Requires employers who mandate COVID Vaccines to provide exemptions for proof of previous infection
PA HB 2135 2022-01-11 SUPPORT Referred to the House Labor and Industry Committee on 12/7/2021 Requiring employers to report employees' adverse reactions to vaccines
PA SB 937 2021-12-14 SUPPORT Passed the full Senate on 12/13/2021. Referred to Education in the House. Prohibits requiring COVID-19 Vaccines for school
PA HB 1986 2021-10-28 WATCH Introduced and referred to the House Health Committee on 10/22/2021 Allows for exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccine mandates by public and private entities with testing
PA SB 856 2021-10-04 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 9/20/2021 Allows minors 14 and older to consent to any recommended vaccine without parental consent
PA SB 885 2021-10-01 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Senate Labor and Industry Committee on 9/28/2021 Allows employees to be eligible for unemployment who leave a job because of COVID-19 Vaccine mandate
PA HB 262 2021-09-17 WATCH Removed from table, then laid back on the table on 11/10/2021 Provides for the right of employees to refuse medical test or vaccination required by employers
PA HB 1818 2021-08-31 OPPOSE Referred to the House Health Committee on 8/31/2021 Allows minors to consent to vaccination without parental consent
PA HB 1820 2021-08-31 OPPOSE Referred to the House Education Committee on 8/31/2021 Requires annual medical consultation for religious or philosophical exemptions for school
PA HB 958 2021-08-14 OPPOSE Amended, removed from the table and laid on the table 6/25/2021 Alternative vaccine schedule by providers if child is given at least one vaccine a year
PA HB 261 2021-08-14 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee on 1/26/2021 Requires schools to inform parents of their right to exemptions from vaccine requirements
PA HB 182 2021-08-14 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the House Education Committee on 1/15/2021 Requires school districts to post vaccination rates on their web sites
PA HB 1478 2021-08-14 WATCH Introduced and referred to the House Health Committee on 5/24/2021 Prohibits government and business from requiring proof of emergency use COVID-19 Vaccines
PA HB 1225 2021-08-14 WATCH Introduced and referred to the House State Government Committee on 4/20/2021 Prohibits some public and private entities from requiring vaccination
PA HB 1439 2021-08-14 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Health Committee on 5/17/2021 Prohibits state & local government & business from denying services based on vaccination status
PA HB 286 2021-08-14 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the House Health Committee on 4/8/2021 Prohibits discrimination by healthcare providers, facilities & insurers based on vaccination status
PA SB 393 2021-08-14 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to the Senate Education Committee on 3/10/2021 Requires certification of religious belief exemptions by vaccine providers

Announcements

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