Health & Science

Texas Lawmakers Supported A Statewide Vaccine Mandate A Decade Ago. Now Skepticism Abounds About The COVID-19 Vaccine

Ten years ago, the state led in requiring meningitis vaccines for students under 22 enrolling in college. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, lawmakers are more skeptical of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

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A person in Austin gets vaccinated for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Texas Republicans have filed bills to prohibit the mandatory vaccination of students in Texas schools.