• Letter or Testimony
  • June 13, 2019

CHA Supports VACCINES Act of 2019

On June 7, CHA joined allied public health groups in supporting H.R. 2862, the Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act of 2019. The bill, led by Rep. Kim Schrier, will provide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with additional resources to understand vaccine hesitancy and community barriers. In addition, the bill will help with a vaccination awareness campaign and provide grants to local communities aimed at targeting lower vaccintion rate areas. Similar language was included in the Senate HELP Lower Health Care Costs Act.