Vaccines and other medications; VDH to convene a work group to plan for equitable distribution. (HB5122)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Health; work group; plan for equitable distribution of vaccines and other medications; report; emergency. Directs the Department of Health to convene a work group, which may be a work group previously convened for a related purpose, to (i) evaluate the methods by which vaccines and other medications necessary to treat or prevent the spread of COVID-19 are made available to the public, (ii) identify and develop a plan to implement specific actions necessary to ensure such vaccines and other medications are equitably distributed in the Commonwealth to ensure all residents of the Commonwealth are able to access such vaccines and other medications, and (iii) make recommendations for any statutory, regulatory, or budgetary actions necessary to implement such plan. The bill requires the Department to make an initial report on its activities and any findings to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Education and Health by October 1, 2020, and to report monthly thereafter during such time as the public health emergency related to COVID-19 remains in effect. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Failed


08/24/2020Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 20200942D
08/24/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
08/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5122)
11/09/2020Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions