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Standards For Immunization Requirements

Concerning standards for immunization requirements.
2022 Regular Session
Public Health
Bill Summary

The bill allows individuals who are required to receive an immunization for any purpose to claim an exemption from the requirement if the:

  • Immunization has not been approved by the federal food and drug administration (FDA);
  • Immunization has only received emergency use authorization;
  • Immunization manufacturer is not liable for injury or death caused by the immunization; or
  • Pivotal clinical trial the FDA relied on to approve the immunization did not evaluate the immunization's safety, for at least one year after the immunization was first administered, against a control group.

The bill requires the department of public health and environment to post on its website:

  • The criteria that must be met for an individual to claim an exemption from an immunization requirement; and
  • For each immunization required:
  • The injuries or diseases caused by the immunization and the rate at which each injury or disease occurs; and
  • Whether the risk of permanent disability or death from the required immunization has been proven to be less than the risk of permanent disability or death from the infection or disease the immunization is intended to prevent.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details