The order states that “no entity in Texas” may enforce vaccination against anyone in the state who “for any reason of personal discretion, based on religious belief, or for medical reasons, has been exposed to COVID-19.” with prior recovery,” objected. A news release from the governor’s office.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective and our best defense against the virus, but it should be voluntary and never forced,” Abbott said in a statement.
Abbott also called on the Texas state legislature to pass a law to the same effect. The governor’s office said the executive order would be rescinded if such a law is passed.
“We’re facing a lot of pushback, especially from some Republican governors,” Biden said in a speech last month. The governors of Florida and Texas are doing everything they can to reduce the life-saving requirements that I proposed. has done.” Specifically calling out Abbott and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.
The president said at the time, “It’s the worst kind of politics because it’s putting the lives of the citizens of their states, especially children, at risk. And I refuse to give it up.”