HB 779 – Coronavirus Vaccine Bill of Rights

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Mark Pless (R-Haywood, Madison, Yancey)





This bill:

  • Prohibits any person from being mandated, coerced, forced, or pressured to take a coronavirus vaccine.
  • States that every person has the right to determine what is in their own best medical interest without threat to their livelihood, education, or freedom of movement.
  • Prohibits employers of health care providers licensed to administer a coronavirus vaccine from requesting their health care providers promote any of the coronavirus vaccines to patients.
  • Requires health care providers who administer any of the coronavirus vaccines to attest to certain specified information with respect to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System database.
  • States that all persons are entitled to have access to unbiased, independent information about the coronavirus vaccines to assist them in determining what is in their own best medical interest.
  • Prohibits any person from being required to provide proof of having received a coronavirus vaccine as a condition of doing any of the following: (1) entering any public buildings, lands, or spaces; (2) participating in any public events; (3) accessing any public transportation; (4) attending any public school or educational institution; (4) obtaining or maintaining employment with any public or private employer.



Filed – 5/3/2021