Skip to main content
Texas Legislature 2023

Ban on COVID vaccine mandates by private businesses, including health care facilities, passes Texas Senate

The bill offers no exceptions for doctors’ offices, clinics or other health facilities. Senators agreed to let those entities require unvaccinated employees to wear personal protective gear or take other “reasonable” measures to manage the spread.

Medical personnel ralled against Houston Methodist Hospital's COVID-19 vaccine mandate outside the Baytown facility on June 7, 2021. Several employees who chose not to inoculate themselves worked their last shift Monday and will face job termination, a policy criticized by the protesters as unfair and unauthorized.

Informed voters, strong democracy with your help

Yes, I'll donate today

Explore related story topics

Health care Politics Greg Abbott