Texas implements legislation prohibiting private employers from requiring vaccines

Texas signed into law S.B. 7, which prohibits private employers from implementing COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Many popular social media posts celebrated the law, and some called for further legal protections against mandates, particularly for students. Others argued that the bills did not go far enough and should protect against any vaccine requirements, not just COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

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Recommendation: While conversations about vaccine mandates may not arise in a clinical setting, news coverage about this legislation may provide a platform for vaccine opponents. This alert is provided for informational purposes for doctors and other health care providers in Texas.