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No Vaccine Passports in Texas says Governor Abbott

No Vaccine Passports in Texas says Governor Abbott

AUSTIN (WOAI/KABB) — Texas is following Florida's lead in banning "vaccine passports."

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he's issued an Executive Order banning state agencies or political subdivision from creating a "vaccine passport" requirement for receipt of services or even requesting an individuals COVID-19 vaccination status.

"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."

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

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis did the same thing in banning "vaccine passports" saying they infringe on personal freedom and decision-making.

(copied from MSN News)

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