Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued another executive order doubling the ban on COVID-19 vaccine obligations.
This order prevents “mandatory COVID-19 vaccination by government agencies”.
A fully vaccinated Abbott tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott doubled on Wednesday Prohibition of coronavirus vaccine obligations By issuing another executive order in Lone Star that “maintains the current policy banning government agencies from mandating COVID-19 vaccination.”
The new order will prevent the government from mandating vaccination, even if the COVID-19 vaccine is fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine earlier this week. Question whether July’s executive order before Abbott -Companies and government agencies have stated that they cannot mandate the COVID-19 vaccine under an “emergency use authorization”-applies.
The Republican Governor, who has been fully vaccinated with COVID-19 but tested positive for the virus last week, should apply vaccination obligations and exemptions to the agenda of a special session of the state legislature. Asked to discuss.
“Vaccine requirements and exemptions have historically been determined by Congress, and their involvement is particularly important to avoid patchwork of vaccine obligations across Texas,” Abbott said in a statement. Stated.
Abbott’s orders occur as cases of coronavirus stimulated by highly contagious delta mutants and continue to proliferate nationwide, especially in Texas.
The executive order states: “Government agencies cannot force individuals to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.”
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