West Virginia Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center West 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 Date Position Title Status
WV HB 5105 2024-03-27 SUPPORT Eliminates vaccine requirements for public virtual school, allows private & parochial schools choice to maintain or exempt vaccine requirements Status: VETOED by Governor Jim Justice on 3/27/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5180 2024-03-09 WATCH Removes requirements to submit certain evidence on behalf of home-schooled children, substitute no longer vaccine related Status: Died, passed full House on 2/27/2024; failed to be scheduled for a hearing in Senate Education Committee before 2024 session ended on 3/9/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5106 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Adds religious exemption from school vaccine requirements to existing medical exemption Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5144 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Prohibits compulsory vaccination of school children Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in the House Public Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV SB 553 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Creates religious vaccine exemption for school children, prohibits discrimination, allows for injunctive relief Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in Senate Health and Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5143 2024-02-25 WATCH Creates religious or ideological beliefs vaccine or medical treatment exemption for public or charter primary or secondary schools, with exceptions Status: HB 5143 died, failed to be scheduled for committee hearing in chamber of origin before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5336 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Requires public school districts to supply students w/ vaccine package insert & NVICP information when sending parents vaccine notification letters Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in the House Education Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5142 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Provides religious & conscientious vaccine exemptions for state employees while prohibiting discrimination, adds conscientious for school & higher ed Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5335 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Removes Commissioner and Immunization Officer interference with vaccine exemptions, adds personal belief exemption for school requirements Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5145 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Removes hepatitis B vaccine requirements for state including admission to a public, private, & parochial school, & state-regulated child care center Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV SB 412 2024-02-25 OPPOSE Establishes state interference & oversight to limit medical vaccine exemptions and discipline physicians who issue them Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in Senate Health and Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5210/SB 423 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Removes private and parochial schools from state compulsory vaccine law Status: HB 5210 & SB 2423 died, failed to be scheduled for committee hearing in chamber of origin before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 4215 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Prohibits healthcare providers from discriminating against patients based on vaccination status Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV SB 257 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Prohibits vaccine mandates for school children by any entity, or by any state or local government official, entity, department, or agency Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in Senate Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 4439 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Prohibits colleges and universities from requiring a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for in-class attendance Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5141 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Requires state institutions of higher education to accept vaccine exemptions for religious, medical, or right or conscience reasons Status: Died, failed to be scheudled for a hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV SB 520 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Establishes the "Informed Consent for Vaccination Protection Act" Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in Senate Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5211 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Removes all vaccine mandates for school children, higher education students, and employees. Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5249 2024-02-25 WATCH Removes vaccine requirements for private, parochial, charter, virtual charter, and remote public schools, exceptions for athletes Status: Died, it failed to be scheduled for a hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5107 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Removes commissioner and immunization officer interference with vaccine exemptions, adds personal belief exemption for school requirements Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5206 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Establishes that parents or guardians not having a child vaccinated is not child abuse. Status: Died, it failed to be schedule for hearing in House Senior, Children, & Family Issues Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 4192 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Provides vaccine exemptions & prohibits discrimination for state agency & board employees, adds conscientious exemptions for children & higher ed Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 4348 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Establishes those with natural immunity as vaccinated & that they shall be treated as equal or preferred to those who have received a vaccine Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 4403 2024-02-25 WATCH Removes childhood vaccine mandates, establishes employee vaccine exemptions, prohibits employer discrimination based on vaccine status Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 4585 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Prohibits COVID-19 vaccine requirements for individuals who provide respite care with the family support program Status: HB 4585 died, failed to be scheduled for committee hearing in chamber of origin before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5552/HB 4401/SB 279 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Requires med professionals report all vaccine injuries & side effects to BPH, BPH report to legislature & educate med professionals on side effects Status: HB 5552, HB 4401, & SB 279 died, failed to be scheduled for committee hearing in chamber of origin before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 4424 2024-02-25 SUPPORT Eliminates Immunization Officer position and permits physicians to issue a child a medical vaccine exemption Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing in the House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HJR 24 2024-01-26 SUPPORT Proposes amending WV Constitution w/ right to refuse med treatment incl vaccines, provide equal protection, & prohibit discrimination by public vote Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Health & Human Resources Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE
WV HB 5036 2024-01-23 SUPPORT Affirms parents & legal guardians have the right to all medical decisions including vaccines for their children as part of “Parents’ Bill of Rights” Status: Died, failed to be scheduled for hearing in House Senior, Children, & Family Issues Committee before committee report deadline of 2/25/2024

Action: NONE

Announcements

There are no announcements available at this time, but please check back soon.