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Gov. Greg Abbott Bans Mandates On COVID-19 Vaccines Regardless Of Whether They Have Full FDA Approval

The order comes two days after the FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine. That raised questions about the fate of a previous Abbott order that prohibited vaccine mandates, but only for those under emergency authorization.

A vaccination record card is shown during a COVID-19 vaccination drive for Spring Branch Independent School District education workers Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Houston.

Abbott's latest order is simple, saying "no governmental entity can compel any individual to receive a COVID-19 vaccine." The order preserves exceptions for places like nursing homes and state-supported living centers.

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