State Legislatures Work to Streamline Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine


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NCSL Media Alert

Feb. 8, 2020

NCSL database tracks bills related to and responding to coronavirus

Denver—With more than 57 million doses of vaccines distributed since their approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state policymakers have been identifying policies that may remove barriers and streamline access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

At least 15 states have introduced more than 90 bills in this year’s legislative sessions related to vaccine policy, according to the State Action on Coronavirus (COVID-19) database from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). The database tracks bills related to and responding to COVID-19 that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Additional NCSL resources on state vaccine action(s):

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.