South Carolina Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center South Carolina 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
SC H.3988/S.505 2024-05-09 OPPOSE Removes prohibition on pharmacy technicians to give vaccines and authorizes them to do so, requires only 1 hour of training Status: H.3988 sent to Conference Committee on 5/9/2024|S.505 referred to Senate Medical Affairs Committee on 2/8/2023

Action: Contact Conference Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to OPPOSE
SC S.975 2024-05-09 SUPPORT Prohibits business, non-profit, school, and employer vaccine mandate; prohibits employer vaccine status discrimination; limits DHEC emergency powers Status: Died, failed to pass the Senate and be taken up by the House before the end of session on 5/9/2024

Action: NONE
SC S.965 2024-05-09 WATCH Prohibits gov’t COVID-19 vax mandates, permits employer COVID-19 mandates w/ unemployment & exemptions, prohibits COVID-19 vax status discrimination Status: Died, failed to pass the full Senate before the session ended on 5/9/2024

Action: NONE
SC H.5233 2024-03-06 SUPPORT Prohibits novel vaccine requirements for nursing students as a condition of attending or graduating from a nursing school or program Status: Referred to the House Education & Public Works Committee on 3/6/2024

Action: Contact House Education & Public Works Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
SC HB 4873 2024-01-17 SUPPORT Requires manufacturers of vaccines or gene modification products that can infect, transmit to, or be absorbed into a person to obtain informed consent Status: Referred to the House Medicial, Military, Public, and Municipal Affairs Committee on 1/17/2024

Action: Contact House Medical, Military, Public, and Municipal Affairs Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
SC H.4690 2024-01-09 SUPPORT Requires approval of the general assembly rather than DHEC for any new vaccines to be added to school and childcare requirements Status: Referred to the Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs on 1/9/2024

Action: Contact House Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
SC H. 4566 2024-01-09 WATCH Adds county & municipal public works employees to those who can refuse COVID-19 vaccine without termination, suspension, or reduction in pay Status: Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on 1/9/2024

Action: Contact House Ways and Means Committee Members, your Representative, and Senator with your concerns
SC H.3536 2023-06-14 SUPPORT Allows compensation for all adverse health conditions or death as a result COVID-19 vaccination mandated by an employer or government Status: Referred to House Judiciary Committee on 12/15/2022, session adjourned 6/14/2023, bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact House Judiciary Committee members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
SC H.3485/S.743 2023-06-14 SUPPORT Enacts the Families Rights and Responsibilities Act, requires any person administering a vaccine to a child to obtain the consent of a parent Status: H.3485 referred House Judiciary Committee on 1/10/2023|S.743 referred Senate Family & Veterans' Services Committee 4/19/2023, bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact House Judiciary & Senate Family & Veterans' Services Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
SC S.56 2023-06-14 SUPPORT Allows compensation for all adverse health conditions or death as a result COVID-19 vaccination mandated by an employer or government Status: Prefiled and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee on 11/20/2022, session adjourned 6/14/2023, bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact Senate Judiciary Committee Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask them to SUPPORT
SC H.4083 2023-06-14 SUPPORT Removes expiration date of 12/31/2023 from law passed in 2022 prohibits COVID vaccine mandates & discrimination Status: Introduced and referred to the House Judiciary Committee on 3/7/2023, session adjourned 6/14/2023, bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact House Judiciary Committee Members, your Representative and Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
SC H.4184 2023-06-14 WATCH Prohibits higher education students from participating in study abroad programs with stricter COVID-19 vaccination requirements than itself Status: Referred to House Committee on Education & Public Works on 3/28/2023, session adjourned 6/14/2023, bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact House Committee on Education and Public Works Members, your Representative, & Senator with your concerns
SC S. 802 2023-06-14 SUPPORT Requires vaccinations be voluntary during public health emergency, changes isolation/quarantine to be recommended - not forced, protects health data Status: Referred to Senate Committee on Medical Affairs on 5/11/2023, session adjourned 6/14/2023, bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact Senate Committee on Medical Affairs Members, your Senator, & Representative, ask to SUPPORT
SC H.3693 2023-06-14 SUPPORT Prohibits the state or political subdivision from developing or enforcing a vaccine passport for COVID-19 Status: Referred to House Judiciary Committee on 1/12/, session adjourned 6/14/2023, bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact House Judiciary Committee Members, your Representative and Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
SC H.3197/S.234 2023-01-10 SUPPORT Enacts Parental Bill of Rights prohibiting health services to children without parental consent, raises medical minor consent from 16 to 18 Status: H.3197 referred to House Judiciary Committee on 1/10/2023 |S.234 referred to Senate Family & Veterans' Services Committee 1/10/2023, carryover to 2024

Action: Contact House Judiciary & Senate Family & Veterans' Services Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
SC H.3283 2022-12-08 SUPPORT Prohibits any public school or any other institution that receives public funds from requiring Covid-19 vaccinations for student attendance Status: Prefiled & referred to House Committee on Education & Public Works on 12/8/2022, session adjourned 6/14/2023, bills carryover to 2024

Action: Contact House Committee on Education & Public Works Members, your Representative, &Senator, ask them to support H.3283

Announcements

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