Texas Governor Greg Abbott has made sure Texans won’t be subject to vaccine passports by signing an executive order banning their creation.
Abbott’s order also banned state agencies or political subdivisions from making services conditional on whether a Texan has been vaccinated.
“Everyday, Texans are returning to normal life as more people get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. But, as I’ve said all along, these vaccines are always voluntary and never forced,” Abbott said while explaining the order in a video. “Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives.”
Texas will have given out more than 13 million doses of the virus by the end of the week, Abbott said in the announcement.
Nursing homes, state-supported living centers, assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities may require documentation of vaccination under the order.
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