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.

Note: You must first register as a NVIC Team Member before you can view action alerts, legislation to watch, and announcements.

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
SC H 3126 2022-04-25 SUPPORT Enacted, Act 142, effective 4/25/2022. Prohibits the state from mandating COVID-19 Vaccines, allows unemployment for employees fired, prohibits discrimination in public accommodations
SC SB 900/HB 4555 2022-03-16 SUPPORT SB 900 Hearing in Senate Child Welfare Subcommittee 3/17/2022, HB 4555 referred to House Judiciary Creates parental bill of rights and increases age of consent for health services to 18
SC S 838 2022-03-06 OPPOSE Amended by Senate Medical Affairs Committee to remove parental consent on 3/3/2022 Allows minors to receive health services without consent if the provider determines it's necessary
SC H.4848 2022-01-26 WATCH Introduced and referred to the House Judiciary Committee on 1/20/2022 Establishes it is a misdemeanor to inquire about the COVID-19 vaccination status of certain people
SC HB 4516 2022-01-14 WATCH Introduced and referred to the House Committee on Judiciary on 1/11/2022 Prohibits firing employees who refuse COVID Vaccine if they provide proof of treatment/diagnosis
SC SB 902 2022-01-11 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on 12/6/2021 Provides workers' compensation for adverse reactions or death caused by a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine
SC SB 889 2021-12-17 WATCH Introduced on 12/6/2021 and referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary Prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status
SC SB 899 2021-12-17 WATCH Introduced on 12/6/2021 and referred to the Senate Committee on Finance Enacts SC Vaccination Rights Act of 2022, prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status
SC H 4391 2021-10-16 SUPPORT Failed to move in 2021 Prohibits schools, government & business except healthcare from requiring proof of COVID Vaccines
SC S 177 2021-10-16 WATCH Failed to have hearing in the House in 2021 Establishes COVID Vaccines are voluntary, except for those working with vulnerable populations
SC H 3511 2021-10-16 SUPPORT Failed to move in 2021 Enacts new law making vaccines offered during pandemic or mass vaccination project voluntary
SC HB 3526 2021-10-16 SUPPORT Failed to move in 2021 Removes current law regarding vaccination during a public health emergency
SC H 3217 2021-10-16 SUPPORT Failed to move in 2021 Opt-out for pandemic vaccines, prohibits interference in practitioner/patient prescribing
SC SB 922 2021-01-11 SUPPORT Introduced on 12/7/2021 and referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary Allows employees to collect unemployment if fired for refusing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine

Announcements

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