The Texas Senate approved a broad restriction on
-19 vaccine requirements for workers at private Texas enterprises.
To help reduce the dangers to vulnerable patients, medical facilities would be permitted to implement various regulations.
No exceptions are made in this law for medical offices, clinics, or other healthcare facilities.
Senators did agree to let those organizations demand that non-immunized staff members wear personal protective equipment, such as face masks or other accessories.
Just after midnight, the bill was approved on a party-line vote of 19 to 12, and it is now on its way to the House, where earlier this year, similar initiatives failed to gain traction.
A House committee will now be referred to it.
After years of Republican attempts to limit COVID-related regulations like mask mandates and vaccination requirements, the vote finally happened.
The bill's proponents said that it is essential to uphold people's freedom to choose their own health care providers
The coronavirus is nevertheless deadly for a lot of individuals, according to its detractors, and even those who only exhibit minor symptoms can develop long-term COVID.
The restriction eliminates the capacity of medical practitioners to implement vaccination regulations that reduce the danger of virus transmission for their patients.
Medical and scientific experts agree that the COVID-19 vaccination does not completely stop the spread.