This issue has also been submitted to a special session of the state legislative assembly.

Republican Governor of Texas Gregg Abbott issued a decree according to which enterprises and organizations in the state do not have the right to require mandatory vaccination against coronavirus from their employees or customers. He announced this on Twitter.

“I have issued a decree banning mandatory vaccination by any organization,” he wrote and added that this issue has also been submitted to a special session of the state legislative assembly.

According to the text of the decree, “no organization has the right to force anyone to receive a vaccine from COVID-19, whether it is an employee or a consumer who does not agree to vaccination for any personal reasons, religious beliefs or medical reasons.”

Earlier, Texas authorities banned companies and institutions in the state from requiring its residents to provide proof of vaccination against the new coronavirus as a condition for providing any services.

Texas is among the most economically developed American states. It ranks first among them in terms of oil production.