Texas has joined Florida as the latest Republican state to ban COVID-19 vaccine passports.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a ban on government-mandated vaccine passports this week.
Governor Abbott issued an executive order on Monday to ban any regulation that would require Texans to show vaccine documentation before receiving a product or service. The order also prevents all businesses or entities receiving state funds from requiring proof of vaccination.
“Texans shouldn’t be required to show proof of vaccination & reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives … Don’t tread on our personal freedoms.” Abbott posted on Twitter.
Texans shouldn't be required to show proof of vaccination & reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives.
I issued an Executive Order that prohibits government-mandated vaccine passports in Texas.
Don't tread on our personal freedoms. pic.twitter.com/weTbz4FKyH
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 6, 2021
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has also recently issued a similar order.
“We always said we wanted to provide [the vaccine] for all but mandate it for none,” DeSantis said. “And that was something that, while it was advised to take particularly if you’re vulnerable, we were not going to force you to do it.”
In contrast, Democrat-led New York became the first state to implement COVID-19 vaccine passports in February. For the past year, Democrats have used the pandemic as an excuse to put a stranglehold on the American people.
We should continue to support leaders like Governor Abbott who defend our freedoms. Americans deserve to be able to make their own decisions about their health without having the government involved.