COVID-19; facilitates vaccine administration. (SB1445)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from 57 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan), Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Facilitate the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine; emergency. Facilitates the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. The bill requires the Department of Health (the Department) to establish a program to enable eligible health care providers to volunteer to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to residents of the Commonwealth during a state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic declared by the Governor. The bill defines "eligible health care provider" and provides that the program shall include (i) a process by which an eligible health care provider may register to participate in the program and (ii) the training requirements for participating eligible health care providers related to the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine, including training on the intramuscular injection of the COVID-19 vaccine and contraindications and side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. The bill specifies requirements that the Department shall ensure that each site at which COVID-19 vaccinations are administered by eligible health care providers satisfies. The bill also requires the Department to establish a process by which entities, including medical care facilities, hospitals, hospital systems, corporations, businesses, pharmacies, public and private institutions of higher education, localities, and any other professional or community entity operating in the Commonwealth, may volunteer their facilities as sites at which the COVID-19 vaccine may be administered to residents of the Commonwealth. The bill permits a public institution of higher education or a private institution of higher education in the Commonwealth to volunteer to provide assistance to the Department and local health departments for data processing, analytics, and program development related to the COVID-19 vaccine through the use of its employees, students, technology, and facilities. The bill also permits localities with fire departments, emergency medical services departments, and volunteer rescue squads to establish and staff vaccine administration clinics. The bill provides civil and criminal immunity to individuals and professional entities acting pursuant to the bill and contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical to HB 2333. Read the Bill »

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02/01/2021: Passed the House


01/19/2021Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 21103261D
01/19/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Committee substitute printed 21103452D-S1
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Read second time
01/22/2021Reading of substitute waived
01/22/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103452D-S1
01/22/2021Reading of amendment waived
01/22/2021Amendment by Senator Mason agreed to
01/22/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1445ES1
01/22/2021Printed as engrossed 21103452D-ES1
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Placed on Calendar
01/28/2021Read first time
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/28/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103925D-H1
01/29/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1445H1)
02/01/2021Passed by temporarily
02/01/2021Read third time
02/01/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103925D-H1
02/01/2021Amendment by Delegate Sickles agreed to
02/01/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB1445H1
02/01/2021Passed House with substitute with amendment (94-Y 0-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Passage (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Title replaced 21103925D-H1
02/08/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1445ER)