Act for Public Health’s October Legislative Update covered the newly released vaccine bill tracking data from the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research (CPHLR), highlighting trends and examples across the widespread legal activity surrounding vaccine law during the 2023 legislative session.  

New scientific legal data created and published by CPHLR, in collaboration with the Act for Public Health initiative and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, captures legislation introduced between January 1, 2023, and May 22, 2023, on school entry vaccination requirements, non-medical exemptions from school vaccination, and expansions to provider scopes of practice laws to administer vaccines.  

During this time, legislators in 43 states and the District of Columbia introduced 196 bills in these domains, yet only 11 bills were enacted.