Oppose Burdensome COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements (SB 621)

SB 621, which PAMED opposes, would require physicians who wish to provide COVID vaccines to their patients to pay for the weekly publication of their vaccine data, such as the number of their vaccine doses available, in local newspapers. 

Given the burden SB 621 will place on physicians wishing to be vaccinators, we strongly believe that the passage of this legislation will simply end their ability to provide appropriate COVID-19 vaccine care to their patients. Placing this burden on physicians will no doubt result in vaccine hesitant patients remaining unvaccinated. Though physicians will continue to educate their patients about the benefits of immunization, losing the opportunity to provide care “on the spot” will be gone with SB 621.