Tennessee Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center Tennessee 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

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
TN HB 1639 1/15/2022 SUPPORT Referred to the State Government Departments & Agencies Subcommittee on 1/12/2022 Prohibits state, county and municipal governments from doing multiple things in response to COVID-19
TN HB 1643/SB 9001 1/14/2022 WATCH HB 1643 Withdrawn, Failed to move in special session Prohibits employers from requiring COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals who have recovered
TN SB 9015/HB 9078 11/15/2021 SUPPORT Failed to move in special session Prohibits business & government from requiring proof of COVD-19 Vaccines and taking adverse action
TN HB 8003 10/20/2021 WATCH Failed to move in the special session Prohibits denial of unemployment benefits for employees who leave job for refusing COVID-19 Vaccine
TN HB 1421/SB 1313 5/1/2021 WATCH Failed to move out of full House and Senate Prohibits schools from requiring COVID -19 Vaccines for school
TN SB 320/HB 794 5/1/2021 SUPPORT Action deferred to 2022 Adds medical treatment to current law prohibiting discriminatory practice in public places
TN HB 10/SB 07 5/1/2021 SUPPORT Failed to move out of committee in 2021 Removes restriction on medical and religious exemptions during an epidemic
TN HB 1494 5/1/2021 SUPPORT Failed to move out of committee in 2021 Allows citizens to refuse vaccines or medical treatment for any reason
TN HB 1215/SB 1320 5/1/2021 SUPPORT SB 1320 failed to move out of the Senate Health & Welfare Committee in 2021 Requires legislative approval before Commissioner can require additional vaccines for school
TN SB 564/HB 1269 5/1/2021 SUPPORT Action deferred on SB 564 to 2022 in Senate Judiciary Committee Creates civil cause of action for discrimination based on COVID-19 Vaccination status


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