Austin Texas – Texas government Greg Abbott signed an executive order on Monday restricting the coronavirus vaccine and so-called passports to vaccination.
According to the directive, no government agency can require a person to receive a COVID-19 shot.In addition, state agencies prohibit citizens from providing evidence of vaccination as a condition of servicing or entering the facility. This directive also applies to public or private entities that receive public funds. “All or part”;
The immunization order does not apply to healthcare facilities, state-sponsored life centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities. Those locations still require a resident to provide proof of vaccination.
In a tweet, Abbott said the directive was made to protect personal health information and individual freedoms.
“The government should not require Texas to provide evidence of vaccination and disclose personal health information for their daily life,” Abbott said. Have a government-mandated vaccine passport in Texas. We will continue to do more vaccinations and protect people’s health – and we will do so without tampering with the Code’s individual freedom. ”
The supporting documents should not be used to provide evidence of vaccination and disclose personal health information to be used regarding their daily life.
I issue an executive order prohibiting government-mandated vaccine passports in Texas.
Do not trample our individual liberties. pic.twitter.com/weTbz4FKyH
– Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 6, 2021
You can read Abbott’s executive order here.
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