Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on Monday prohibiting any entity from compelling an individual to take the COVID-19 vaccination. The governor’s office said this includes employees and consumers.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced,” Governor Abbott said in a written message.
I issued an Executive Order prohibiting vaccine mandates by ANY entity in Texas.
I also added the issue to the Special Session agenda.
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, & our best defense against the virus, but should always remain voluntary & never forced. pic.twitter.com/8hHHLyebCk
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 11, 2021
The executive order issued Monday afternoon states:
1. No entity in