Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Issues Executive Order Banning Covid Vaccine Mandates

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Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Monday that bans any entity in Texas, including private businesses, from requiring vaccinations for employees or customers.

According to a press release the executive order sates that “no entitiy can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination by any individual, including an employee or consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19. Governor Abbott also sent a message to the the Chief Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate adding this issue as an item to the Third Special Session agenda. The executive order will be rescinded upon the passage of such legislation.”

“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced,” said the Texas Governor.