Washington Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center Washington 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 Date Position Title Status
WA HB 1801 2023-02-15 WATCH Prevents state agency employers from requiring new employees to receive or show proof of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition for employment Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on 2/9/2023

Action: Contact House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee Members, your Representative, & Senator with your concerns
WA HB 1814 2023-02-10 SUPPORT Addresses the reemployment and pension service credit of public employees separated from service due to a vaccination mandate Introduced and referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standard Committee on 2/10/2023

Action: Contact House Labor & Workplace Standard Committee Members, your Representative and Senator, ask them to SUPPORT
WA HB 1545 2023-01-24 WATCH Prohibits institutions of higher education from imposing vaccine or immunization mandates only for online/remote students Introduced, referred to House Postsecondary Education & Workforce Committee on 1/24/2023

Action: Contact your Representative & Senator with concerns
WA SB 5139 2023-01-09 SUPPORT Prohibits state agencies, employers & public accommodation from requiring COVID vaccines, compensates employees fired because of governor's mandate Referred to Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee on 1/9/2023

Action: Contact Senate Health & Long Term Care Members & your legislators, ask them to support SB 5139
WA HB 1029 2023-01-09 SUPPORT Requires state executive branch employees who were fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccination be reemployed if eligible Referred to House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee on 1/9/2023

Action: Contact your legislators & House Labor & Workplace Standards Comm members to support


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