June 12, 2019

Urge Congress to Support the VACCINES Act

Please take two minutes to click here and encourage your US Representatives and Senators to cosponsor the bipartisan VACCINES Act, a bill to study, track, and address vaccine hesitancy and barriers to vaccination with federally supported evidence-based responses. VACCINES—the Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety Act—includes priorities identified by IDSA that will strengthen the U.S. public health system’s capacities to predict and prevent vaccine-preventable outbreaks and support health care providers with educational tools to discuss vaccination with families.

The House bill was introduced by Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA) and is co-led by Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY). The Senate bill was introduced by Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) with Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).