But the New Jersey legislature is considering a set of bills, A1603, S903, A969/S902, A4576/S2907, A1244, A5144, S4049, A 6022, and A 1991/S 316 that mandate the HPV vaccine for certain school children, restrict or eliminate the religious belief exemption, require annual flu vaccine for public and private school students, require the Commissioner of Health to establish rules to mandate vaccines for health care vendors, allow minors 14 and older to consent to vaccination without parental consent, and require students, staff, and others present at colleges to receive COVID-19 vaccine, mandate COVID vaccines for state universities, and mandate COVID vaccination for students, respectively.
A number of bills prohibit COVID vaccine mandates and discrimination based on vaccination status (A 775, A 781, S 125, S 592). Other bills require that proof of prior infection with COVID satisfy vaccination requirements (S 237, S 4136).
Write to your legislators and urge them to protect freedom of choice in New Jersey and oppose these bills. Also tell lawmakers to support A4659/S2995, A600, and A5609, which would prohibit a government entity or school from requiring flu vaccines for persons 18 and under, provide exemptions to flu vaccine mandates based on allergies, and prohibit discrimination by government against individuals who refuse COVID-19 vaccines, respectively.