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 Position Status Title
SC S.889/H.4560 2022-05-12 WATCH Died, S 889/H 4560 failed to have hearings, session ended 5/12/2022 Prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status
SC S 899 2022-05-12 WATCH Died, failed to have a hearing, session ended 5/12/2022 Enacts SC Vaccination Rights Act of 2022, prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status
SC S 902 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing, session ended 5/12/2022 Provides workers' compensation for adverse reactions or death caused by a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine
SC HB 4565 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing in House Committee on Judiciary, session ended 5/12/2022 Prohibits disclosure of a medical record for employment, public access or service, prohibits school vaccination promotion & administration
SC S 838 2022-05-12 OPPOSE Died, failed to pass the Senate, session ended 5/12/2022 Allows minors to receive health services without consent if the provider determines it's necessary
SC H 4391 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to move in 2022, session ended 5/12/2022 Prohibits schools, government & business except healthcare from requiring proof of COVID Vaccines
SC S 177 2022-05-12 WATCH Died, failed to move in 2022, session ended on 5/12/2022 Establishes COVID Vaccines are voluntary, except for those working with vulnerable populations
SC HB 4941 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing in House Committee on Judiciary, session ended 5/12/2022 Requires vaccine administrators to obtain written informed consent before administering COVID-19 vaccination, creates criminal penalties
SC HB 4909 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing in the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, session ended 5/12/2022 Prohibits discrimination against potential organ transplant recipients based on COVID-19 vaccination status
SC SB 1037 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Medical Affairs Committee, session ended 5/12/2022 Prohibits discrimination against potential organ transplant recipients based on COVID-19 vaccination status
SC HB 4942 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Ways and Means, session ended 5/12/2022 Requires vaccine administrators obtain written informed consent before administering COVID-19 vaccine, funds template listing potential side effects
SC HB 4556 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, session ended 5/12/2022 Protects children attending public school regardless of vaccination status for COVID-19
SC H 4516 2022-05-12 WATCH Died, failed to have a hearing, session ended 5/12/2022 Prohibits firing employees who refuse COVID Vaccine if they provide proof of treatment/diagnosis
SC H 3511 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to move in 2022, session ended on 5/12/2022 Enacts new law making vaccines offered during pandemic or mass vaccination project voluntary
SC H 3217 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to move in 2022, session ended 5/12/2022 Opt-out for pandemic vaccines, prohibits interference in practitioner/patient prescribing
SC HB 3526 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to move in 2022, session ended 5/12/2022 Removes current law regarding vaccination during a public health emergency
SC H 4848 2022-05-12 WATCH Died, failed to have a hearing, session ended 5/12/2022 Establishes it is a misdemeanor to inquire about the COVID-19 vaccination status of certain people
SC SB 900/HB 4555 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, SB 900/HB 4555 failed to pass committee, session ended 5/12/2022 Creates parental bill of rights and increases age of consent for health services to 18
SC SB 922 2022-05-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to have a hearing, session ended 5/12/2022 Allows employees to collect unemployment if fired for refusing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine
SC H 3126 2022-04-25 SUPPORT Enacted, Act 142, effective 4/25/2022 Prohibits state & schools from mandating COVID-19 vaccines, allows unemployment for employees fired, prohibits discrimination in public accommodations

Announcements

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