BREAKING: Gov. Abbott bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates by any 'entity in Texas'
Governor Greg Abbott has just banned any and all entities from issuing vaccine mandates in the state of Texas via a new executive order: 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 Abbott is also submitting a request to the Texas legislature to make this law: I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, by the authority vested in me by Article III, Section 40, and Article IV, Section 8, of the Texas Constitution, do hereby present the following additional subject to the 87th Texas Legislature, Third Called Session, for consideration: Legislation establishing that no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who