Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Monday prohibiting the government from mandating a “vaccine passport” in the state.
“Every day, Texans return to normalcy as more people get the COVID vaccine. In fact, this week, Texas will surpass 13 million doses administered. Those shots help slow the spread of COVID, reduce hospitalizations, and reduce fatalities. But, as I have said all along, these vaccines are always voluntary and never forced,” the Republican explained. “Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives. … We will continue to vaccinate more Texans and protect public health. And we will do so without treading on Texans’ personal freedoms.”
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— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 6, 2021
In addition to blocking the government from compelling Texans to take the COVID-19 vaccine while it is still under an emergency authorization by the Food and