Virginia Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center Virginia 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
VA SB 587 1/16/2022 WATCH Introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Education and Health on 1/12/2022 Amends powers of State Health Commissioner in epidemic regarding religious exemptions
VA HB 783 1/16/2022 WATCH Introduced on 1/11/2022, pending committee referral Allows religious exemptions to vaccine mandates by the Commissioner during an epidemic
VA HB 934 1/16/2022 WATCH Introduced on 1/12/2022, pending committee referral Allows exemptions to employer COVID-19 Vaccine mandates
VA SB 548 1/16/2022 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology on 1/12/2022 Prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation based on COVID-19 vaccination status
VA HB 519 1/16/2022 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/12/2022, pending committee referral Prohibits hospitals from restricting family visits based on the patient testing positive for COVID
VA SB 431 1/16/2022 WATCH Introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Education and Health on 1/12/2022 Requires Board of Ed/Dept. of Health to recommend best practices on quarantine of COVID positive
VA HB 915 1/16/2022 WATCH Introduced on 1/12/2022, pending committee referral Requires vaccines required for school be according to the State Board of Health
VA HB 962 1/16/2022 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/12/2022, pending committee referral Requires health care providers to report vaccine adverse events to the Department of Health
VA SB 601 1/16/2022 SUPPORT Introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Education and Health on 1/12/2022 Prohibits COVID-19 Vaccine mandates and discrimination based on COVID-19 vaccination status
VA HB 306 1/14/2022 WATCH Introduced on 1/12/2022 Allows religious exemption to vaccine mandates by the Commissioner during an epidemic
VA HB 512 1/14/2022 SUPPORT Introduced on 1/11/2022 Prohibits COVID-19 Vaccine mandates and discrimination based on COVID-19 vaccination status
VA SB 181 1/12/2022 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor on 1/10/2022 Disqualifies certain workers who refuse COVID-19 vaccination from COVID-19 workers comp presumptions
VA SB 42 1/12/2022 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor on 1/12/2022 Allows insurance companies to assess a surcharge or award on wellness programs for COVID vaccination
VA HB 27 1/11/2022 WATCH Introduced on 1/12/2022, pending referral to committee Prohibits discrimination by government based on COVID vaccination status, prohibits school mandates
VA SB 189 1/11/2022 SUPPORT Filed and referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor on 1/10/2022 Prohibits employer COVID-19 Vaccine mandates and discrimination based on vaccination status

Announcements

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