COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement, discrimination prohibited. (HB2242)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Professions and any regulatory board therein, and the Department of Social Services from requiring any person to undergo vaccination for COVID-19 and prohibits discrimination based on a person's vaccination status with respect to any COVID-19 vaccine (i) with regard to education, employment, insurance, or issuance of a driver's license or other state identification or (ii) in numerous other contexts. The bill also prohibits the inclusion of any patient immunization information in the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) unless the patient has consented, in writing, to inclusion of his information in the VIIS. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Failed


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102203D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/28/2021Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)


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