To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a national system for surveillance of vaccine rates, to authorize research on vaccine hesitancy, to increase public understanding of the benefits of immunizations, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 8th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 21, 2019
Length: 9 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on May 21, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
30 Cosponsors (20 Democrats, 10 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Schrier Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Increase Immunizations, Prevent Future Outbreaks”
— Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA8] (Sponsor) on May 21, 2019
“congressman joe Morelle sponsors legislation to ensure every child attending public school is vaccinated, protecting the health and safety of our communities”
— Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY25] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 13, 2019
What stakeholders are saying
May 21, 2019
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H.R. 2862 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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