Immunizations; regulations by State Board of Health. (HB1090)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Required immunizations; report. Amends the minimum vaccination requirements for attendance at a public or private elementary, middle or secondary school, child care center, nursery school, family day care home, or developmental center. The bill also requires the State Board of Health to amend the State Board of Health Regulations for the Immunization of School Children as necessary from time to time to maintain conformity with evidence-based, routinely recommended vaccinations for children and to provide for a 60-day public comment period prior to the adoption of the regulations. In addition, the Department of Health and the Department of Education are directed to jointly review immunization requirements in the Code of Virginia and report to the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Education and Health on the effectiveness of the required vaccination program in promoting public health by December 1, 2021. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101515D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/21/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20106244D-H1
01/28/2020Incorporates HB1489 (Hudson)
01/28/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2020Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1090H1)
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations (12-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106244D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1090H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (53-Y 44-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (53-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2020Assigned Education sub: Health
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendment (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/26/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Passed by for the day
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Passed by for the day
03/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB1090S3
03/03/2020Floor substitute printed 20109480D-S1 (Dunnavant)
03/03/2020Floor substitute printed 20109525D-S2 (Chase)
03/03/2020Floor substitute printed 20109532D-S3 ( Newman and Dunnavant)
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Passed by temporarily
03/03/2020Committee amendment rejected
03/03/2020Substitute by Senator Dunnavant withdrawn 20109480D-S1
03/03/2020Substitute by Senator Chase withdrawn 20109525D-S2
03/03/2020Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2020Substitute by Senators Newman and Dunnavant agreed to 20109532D-S3
03/03/2020Reading of amendment waived
03/03/2020Amendment by Senator Favola agreed to (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Chair votes Yes
03/03/2020Reading of amendments waived
03/03/2020Amendments by Senator Chase rejected
03/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute with amendment HB1090S3
03/03/2020Passed Senate with substitute with amendments (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Placed on Calendar
03/04/2020Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 20109532D-S3 (54-Y 44-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1090S3)
03/07/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1090ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker
03/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1090ER)
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2020Placed on Calendar
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (51-Y 44-N)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB1090ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1223 (effective 7/1/21)
04/22/2020VOTE: (51-Y 44-N)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1223)
05/01/2020VOTE: (51-Y 44-N)


Linda Hosay writes:

This bill is made to order for increasing pharmaceutical profits. It is not in the best interests of the children of this Commonwealth. Please check with the National Vaccine Information Center before supporting this bill. Find out about the adverse event reports. The healthiest kids I know have never had these immunizations. As a result, they have been allowed to develop strong NATURAL immune systems. Of course, these kids don't eat junk. They have a diet of healthy whole foods. I am very surprised that Del. hope would sponsor this bill.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

OK, that's terrifying nonsense. No amount of vegetable consumption will prevent HPV or polio or measles. The "National Vaccine Information Center" is an anti-science organization promoting the long-discredited idea vaccines cause autism. The outfit is largely funded by a vitamin company that claims, self-servingly, that diseases should be treated with vitamins instead of medicine.

Yes, clearly Virginia's immunization policies should be in line with the CDC's recommendations.

Deverell Pedersen writes:

This bill is appalling. To mandate Gardisil AND flu vaccine is the height of hubris. If anyone wants to rely on vaccines to support their immune systems rather than commit themselves to a diet that will allow the immune system to thrive naturally, I have no problem with that. I do have a problem with Nanny government requiring that I also do that. My family works hard at it. Avoiding cheap food negates the need for reliance on synthetic immune boosters.

The very same CDC that Waldo touts as the resource we should all bow down to is the organization that was caught colluding with foreign governments to LIE to the Japanese Ministry of Health in order to convince them to incorporate Gardisil vaccine into their schedule. When this resulted in an alarming number of adverse events, INCLUDING SEVERAL DEATHS, Japan banned the vaccine and is now sueing the CDC, along with several other European nations. I watched CDC's vaccine safety summit and they admitted that they do NOT have safety data. NVIC is not remotely anti-science, and in fact houses a significant amount of study data, none of which support one-size-fits-all vaccination. Even NIH study data show that the risk of developing auto-immune disease is dramatically exacerbated by the extent of the vaccine schedule.

No, Virignia's immunization policies should not REQUIRE alignment with CDC's recommended schedule. Mr. Pope, I don't understand why you think this is a good idea, and you're welcome to shoot yourself up - but you are not welcome to insist that I do the same.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

No, Japan did not ban Gardisil: they simply withdrew their recommendation that 12–16-year-old girls receive Gardisil vaccinations. As The Washington Post writes in that article, the Japanese government quickly realized that they had made a mistake in withdrawing that recommendation.

Linda Hosay writes:

Sorry Waldo, As much as I respect you and your work (I find a number of your accomplishments extremely impressive); you don't have all of the information on this one. Do your homework. Check your faith in CDC recommendations against nutritional studies related to strong immune systems. A healthy diet has an enormous impact on immunity and, therefore, susceptibility to pathogens. Also, we are just recently beginning to consider the role of vaccines and their impact on the human microbiome (and vice versa). Medicine has, all too often, dictated from its perspective and "knowledge" (or lack, thereof) at a given time, only to have to recant later. I'm of the age when almost all young children had their tonsils removed. Later, the fashion was tubes in the ears. There is still a lot we don't know. Mandating a one size fits all approach is not only a deprivation of the right of choice. For some of us it can be devastating. I, for one, cannot take most antibiotics, pain killers, or anesthetics safely. I have almost died from some of them...and I am not alone. Hippocrates said it a long time ago, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." That has worked for me and mine.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

I have modified Richmond Sunlight to provide warnings on vaccine-related bills, using the same language as Facebook, directing people to the Centers for Disease Control's website about vaccines.

Disinformation campaigns about public health are terribly dangerous, and I am not willing to have Richmond Sunlight used as a vector for their distribution.

Rachel M writes:

If you’ve seen an outbreak of Hepatitis A its not pretty. And arguements against a vaccine that could prevent a loved one from having cervical cancer is criminal. I have no idea who came up with the idea that Gardisil causes a young person to have sex is mentally challenged. I think the COVID outbreak should teach the antivacsers and everyone that the world and germs are constantly changing. Without vaccines we would still have a large portion of the population dying from smallpox.