Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for a special session of the Texas Legislature to pass legislation to ban COVID-19 jab mandates by private employers.
“Special Session #3 of the Texas Legislature will begin Monday, October 9th at 1:00 PM,” Abbott said.
“Now is the time for Texas to deliver school choice for every family, protect Texans and Americans against Biden’s border crisis, and ban all COVID vaccine mandates,” he added.
Special Session #3 of the Texas Legislature will begin Monday, October 9th at 1:00 PM.
Now is the time for Texas to deliver school choice for every family, protect Texans and Americans against Biden’s border crisis, and ban all COVID vaccine mandates.
Let's get to work. pic.twitter.com/0ciFXa93Mm
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 5, 2023
“COVID shot mandates need to be illegal. Thank you Greg Abbott for calling a special session so Houston Methodist can never do this again,” said Mary Talley Bowden MD.
— Mary Talley Bowden MD (@MdBreathe) October 5, 2023
Bowden broke the story of the Baylor College of Medicine implementing a COVID-19 jab mandate for the latest booster.
The Baylor College of Medicine, based in Houston, Texas, is within the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center.
“COVID shot mandates are alive and well in Texas. In an email from 9/28/23, @bcmhouston has mandated the latest shot for its students, faculty and employees,” Bowden said Friday.
“An updated COVID vaccine has been approved by the FDA and is now available. A single dose is recommended for individuals 6 months and older. Because protection from prior vaccination fades over time and this vaccine better matches the currently circulating strains, the updated dose is recommended,” the email read.
“Baylor faculty, staff and students must get the COVID vaccine, or request a medical, religious or personal exemption, and complete attestation by Nov. 30,” it continued.
Texas state Rep. Brian Harrison blamed other Texas Republicans for failing to pass legislation that protected Texans from COVID-19 jab mandates.
“More infuriating: the only reason #COVID vaccine mandates still exist in Texas is because Dade Phelan and Dustin Burrows killed the Texas COVID Vaccine Freedom Act, which a huge majority in #txlege wanted to pass. We must pass it in special session,” Harrison said.
— Mary Talley Bowden MD (@MdBreathe) September 29, 2023