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.

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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
VA HB 1323 2022-05-27 OPPOSE Enacted 5/27/2022, effective 7/1/2022 Allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children 3 and older under a statewide protocol
VA HB 939/SB 647 2022-04-27 OPPOSE Enacted, HB 939 and SB 647 signed by Governor and effective 4/27/2022 Allows Board of Health to allow persons who are not authorized to administer vaccines to do so through its own emergency orders
VA SB 431 2022-03-22 WATCH Enacted, signed by the Governor 4/11/2022, Effective 7/1/2022 Requires Board of Ed/Dept. of Health recommend options/alternatives on quarantine of COVID positive
VA SB 181 2022-03-08 OPPOSE Died, failed to pass Subcommittee #2 of the House Committee on Commerce and Energy in 5-5 vote Disqualifies certain workers who refuse COVID-19 vaccination from COVID-19 workers comp presumptions
VA SB 42 2022-03-08 OPPOSE Died, left in the House Committee on Commerce and Energy on 3/8/2022 Allows insurance companies to assess a surcharge or award on wellness programs for COVID vaccination
VA HB 306 2022-03-03 WATCH Died, failed to pass Senate Committee on Education and Health in 8-6-1 vote Allows religious exemption to vaccine mandates by the Commissioner during an epidemic
VA HB 1201 2022-02-21 SUPPORT Died, passed by indefinitely in Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor in 12-3 vote Prohibits workers from being disqualified for unemployment compensation for refusing COVID Vaccine
VA HB 512 2022-02-15 SUPPORT Died, left in House Health, Welfare, & Institutions Committee on 2/15/2022 Prohibits COVID-19 Vaccine mandates and discrimination based on COVID-19 vaccination status
VA HB 27 2022-02-15 SUPPORT Died, left in House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee on 2/15/2022 Prohibits discrimination by government based on COVID vaccination status, prohibits school mandates
VA HB 934 2022-02-15 WATCH Died, left in the the House Committee on Commerce and Energy on 2/15/2022 Allows exemptions to employer COVID-19 Vaccine mandates
VA HB 783 2022-02-15 WATCH Died, left in House Health, Welfare & Institutions Committee on 2/15/2022 Allows religious exemptions to vaccine mandates by the Commissioner during an epidemic
VA HB 962 2022-02-15 WATCH Died, left in House Health, Welfare & Institutions Committee on 2/15/2022 Requires health care providers to report vaccine adverse events to the Department of Health
VA HB 915 2022-02-15 SUPPORT Died, left in House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee on 2/15/2022 Repeals law passed in 2020 to require vaccines required for school be in accordance with CDC
VA HB 22 2022-02-15 WATCH Died, left in House Health, Welfare & Institutions Committee on 2/15/2022 Establishes a right to be free from medical mandates, with exceptions
VA HB 519 2022-02-15 SUPPORT Died, left in House Health, Welfare and Institutions on 2/15/2022 Prohibits hospitals from restricting family visits based on the patient testing positive for COVID
VA SB 601 2022-02-11 SUPPORT Died, failed to move out of the Senate Commitee on Education and Health on 2/10/2022 Prohibits COVID-19 Vaccine mandates and discrimination based on COVID-19 vaccination status
VA SB 587 2022-02-10 WATCH Died, failed to pass Senate Education and Health Committee in 7-8 vote Amends powers of State Health Commissioner in epidemic regarding religious exemptions
VA SB 646 2022-02-07 SUPPORT Died, passed by indefinitely in Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor in 11-4 vote Prohibits unemployment benefits from being denied just because an individual refused a COVID vaccine
VA SB 189 2022-01-24 SUPPORT Died, passed by indefinitely in Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor in 12-2 vote Prohibits employer COVID-19 Vaccine mandates and discrimination based on vaccination status
VA SB 548 2022-01-19 SUPPORT Died, failed to pass the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology in 7-8 vote Prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation based on COVID-19 vaccination status

Announcements

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