Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) has a message for the Biden administration – there will be no vaccine mandates of any kind in the state of Texas.
Gov. Abbott, who previously banned vaccine mandates by government agencies, has now gone a step further, banning mandates by both state and private employers.
“No entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine by any individual, including an employee or a consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19,” Abbott wrote in an executive order.
“ I hereby suspend all relevant statutes to the extent necessary to enforce this prohibition.”
“This executive order shall remain in effect and in full force unless it is modified, amended, rescinded, or superseded by the governor. This executive order may also be amended by proclamation of the governor,” Abbott added.
The Governor is also asking the Texas state legislature to pass a permanent law to support his efforts.