NC House Bill 621 seeks to modify the way new vaccines are reviewed by the NC Commission for Public Health.

If approved, the bill would require the Commission to wait at least three years following FDA approval of a new vaccine before adding the vaccine to the immunizations required by the State. However, the bill would also allow an FDA-approved vaccine to be added that has been approved for less than the minimum three-year period upon the recommendation by both the North Carolina Medical Society Board of Directors and the North Carolina Pediatric Society Board of Directors.

NCMS staff will keep members updated as this bill moves through the legislative process.