Texas Governor Greg Abbott just announced that he issued an Executive Order this morning prohibiting state agencies or political subdivisions in Texas from creating a ‘vaccine passport’ requirement.
ABC7 Eyewitness News reported this morning:
Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Tuesday morning prohibiting state agencies or political subdivisions in Texas from creating a “vaccine passport” requirement.
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Conversation has grown around vaccine passports recently as an option that can be used for travel or even eating out.
They are typically described as an app with a code that verifies if someone has been vaccinated or recently tested negative for COVID-19. They’re already in use in Israel, and in development in parts of Europe.
But Abbott shut that down as an option in the Lone Star State with Executive Order No. GA – 35 also prohibiting “organizations receiving public funds from requiring consumers to provide documentation of vaccine status in order to receive any service or enter any place.”