Texans won’t have a “vaccine passport” Abbott announces

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order prohibiting state agencies and political subdivisions from creating “vaccine passports” or documentation to show they have the vaccine to receive service or enter a place.

“Every day, 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. Government should not require any Texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives,” said Abbott in the release.

The executive order, however, does not prohibit nursing homes, state-supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term facilities to require documentation of a resident’s COVID-19 vaccination status.

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