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Governor Abbott issues Executive Order that prohibits Government-Mandated vaccine passports

Governor Greg Abbott
Posted at 6:09 AM, Apr 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-06 07:09:02-04

Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order that prohibits state agencies or political subdivisions in Texas from creating a "vaccine passport".

The Executive Order also prohibits organizations that are receiving public funds from requiring consumers to provide documentation of vaccine status in order to receive any service or enter any place.

"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," said Governor Abbott. "Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives. That is why I have issued an Executive Order that prohibits government-mandated vaccine passports in Texas. We will continue to vaccinate more Texans and protect public health — and we will do so without treading on Texans' personal freedoms."