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Coronavirus in Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott bans government 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. It doesn't keep private businesses from mandating vaccines for their workers — but public or private entities that receive public funds cannot require vaccination proof from customers.

A COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card sits on a table at a vaccine clinic held in partnership between the Central Texas Food Bank and University of Texas in Austin on July 21, 2021.

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  • Who can get a COVID-19 booster shot?

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