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 Position Status Title
WV HB 4012 2022-03-31 WATCH Enacted, signed by the Governor 3/30/2022, Chapter 227, Effective 3/12/2022 Prohibits requiring COVID vaccination for entry to state entities/hospitals unless feds require
WV SB 578 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Allows individuals to qualify for workers' compensation if harmed by an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccine
WV HB 4030 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Removes COVID-19 liability protections from employers who mandate vaccines
WV HB 4414 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Prohibits college and university COVID-19 vaccine mandates
WV SB 217 2022-03-12 OPPOSE Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Allows private schools the option to implement vaccine mandates for students
WV HB 2660 2022-03-12 OPPOSE Died, HB 2660 failed to have a hearing in 2021, failed to carry over to 2022 Requires health care facilities to adopt policies requiring vaccines with no religious exemptions
WV SB 599 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, SB 599 failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status by health care practitioners and facilities
WV SB 574 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, SB 574 failed to have a hearing in 2021, failed to carry over to 2022 Establishes that COVID-19 Vaccines is not mandatory for employees of county and municipal offices
WV HB 3197 2022-03-12 WATCH Died, HB 3197 failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Allows exemptions from employer vaccine mandates, adds conscientious/personal exemption for schools
WV HB 2783 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, HB 2783 failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Allows physicians to write medical exemption statements, removes commissioner authority
WV HB 4320 2022-03-12 WATCH Died, HB 4320 failed to pass out of committee, session ended 3/12/2022 Requires employers that required vaccination to permit proof of biologic immunity
WV HB 4620 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, HB 4260 failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Removes vaccine mandates for school, allows exemptions for employees and college students
WV HB 4625 2022-03-12 WATCH Died, HB 4625 failed to pass out of committee, session ended 3/12/2022. Removes Medicare facilities from law requiring medical/religious exemptions to COVID Vaccines
WV SB 23 2022-03-12 WATCH Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Prohibits governmental COVID-19 vaccine mandates or passports, except for government health workers
WV SB 37 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, SB 37 failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Removes Hepatitis B Vaccine from the list of vaccines required for school
WV HB 2881 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, HB 2881 failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Removes Hepatitis B Vaccine from the list of vaccines required for school
WV HB 2728 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, HB 2728 failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Prohibits the Health Commissioner from mandating new vaccines for school without legislature
WV SB 576 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, SB 576 failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Allows employees to get unemployment if denied religious/medical exemptions to COVID vaccine mandate
WV HB 4274 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Prohibits healthcare providers from discriminating based on patients' vaccination status
WV HB 4586 2022-03-12 SUPPORT Died, failed to be scheduled for a hearing, session ended 3/12/2022 Allows employees fired for not receiving a COVID-19 vaccine to qualify for unemployment benefits

Announcements

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